He's accused of stealing a Honda Civic from the parking lot of a pizzeria Monday evening after a woman and her 5-year-old daughter got out. The driver was apparently waiting for her husband to return with pizza.
The California Highway Patrol arrested Allen about two hours later after the car ran out of gas on a highway overpass in Burlingame. Troopers did not release details of the arrest.
The San Mateo County Times reports Allen is being held in the San Mateo County jail.