FAIRFIELD - A former police officer who now owns a hot dog truck helped catch a suspect in a high-speed chase today, officials say.

Police in Fairfield say Peter Munoz, 22, led officers on a pursuit in a car they believe was stolen. Munoz eventually crashed into a pole, then fled on foot.

Hot dog truck owner Frank Cocchi, who is also a retired East Orange police officer, says he was at his truck when he saw the suspect and his police instincts kicked in. He says he got in his car and drove in the suspect's way, delaying him until police arrived.

Munoz was taken into custody without incident.