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San Francisco carjacking suspects arrested after viral flip video

A white vehicle tumbles downhill Saturday from the top of the Sanchez Street stairs in San Francisco. | Source: Courtesy Julia Brown @JuliaBrownSF via YouTube

San Francisco police have arrested two suspects in connection with a carjacking that ended with a dramatic car flip that was caught on video and circulated widely online. 

Jennifer Bonham, 31, of San Francisco, was booked into SF County Jail on Tuesday evening on suspicion of carjacking, reckless driving, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit crime. 

Kevin Nelson, 36, of San Francisco, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained from the crash on Saturday. He has also been arrested on suspicion of carjacking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit crime.

On Tuesday at approximately 5:54 p.m., investigators found Nelson and Bonham on Pine Street between Larkin and Hyde streets in Nob Hill and took them into custody without incident.

The woman pictured in the tweet above appears to be Jennifer Bonham, based on social media photos seen by The Standard.

San Francisco court filings show Bonham was released from parole for a prior felony offense on March 2. She was banned from contacting Nelson as a condition of her release. The Standard is working to verify more details on Bonham’s prior conviction.

Social media images of Bonham appear to match those of a woman at the scene who witnesses said was helped out of the car before helping others. Her social media profile and posts claimed she had worked for Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans said Thursday they could not find any record of Bonham being employed by the department.

A view of the crash from the top of the Sanchez Street stairs.

Police responded to reports of a car crash at 19th and Sanchez streets at around 7:19 p.m. Saturday. They found an overturned white four-door sedan surrounded by broken glass and debris in the roadway at the foot of the Sanchez Stairs.

A man who said he owned the car then approached police as they arrived on the scene and told officers he had been carjacked at 19th and Dolores streets by multiple suspects who injured him, police said.

A view of the crash from the bottom of the Sanchez Street stairs.

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