MESA, Ariz. — A man was taken into custody after he initiated a short pursuit along loop 202 near Greenfield Road, shortly after noon Saturday.

A man initiated the pursuit after a DPS trooper attempted to stop him for littering.

The car stopped, a person got out of the car and started running, police said.

After a running for a short distance, the man went back to the vehicle, got in the car and fled the scene.

The DPS trooper followed the man, who stopped near the Greenfield Road exit.

The driver and the occupants in the car were arrested, police said.