A pair of car thieves who had just stolen a Honda Accord from Calle Curato and Blancarte in Ensenada were pursued by Ensenada police, who witnessed them stop just outside the El Ciprés military garrison in Ensenada and jump the fence along Westman into the military base. The two men wore dark clothing and had military-style haircuts.
Military personnel guarding the base denied that anyone had jumped the fence. The police officers recognized the two thieves inside the garrison, but the military refused to let the police enter the base. Three police officers were injured during the chase when their patrol unit crashed.