Hit-and-run car thief drives very dangerously through downtown Ottawa

A man who stole a car in Canada's capital city drives very dangerously in a series of hit and runs at the University of Ottawa Campus.

In the video, we can see that the car is severely damaged and drifts erratically, almost knocking pedestrians down.

The filmer wrote: "The video was taken the second time he (the driver) went around the block and headed towards the Ottawa University Campus for the second time."

Police were called to the campus after several people reported seeing a van speeding dangerously through the streets, hitting multiple vehicles.

The driver eventually abandoned the van and was arrested by officers nearby a short time later. The 36-year-old is facing several charges.

There were no reports of injuries.