Santa Clara deputies arrest man with 5 catalytic converters, replica gun

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man suspected of stealing several catalytic converters.

They say the suspect was taken into custody Sunday night following a brief freeway pursuit in Cupertino.

Deputies say they found five catalytic converters inside the man's car, along with a replica gun.

Catalytic converters contain rare metals -- worth several hundred dollars on the black market.

There have been thefts all over the nation and Bay Area, including on the Peninsula, San Francisco, Richmond and Fremont, to name a few.