A man led the Los Angeles Police Department on a bizarre chase after stealing a police vehicle Saturday evening.
Our Newschopper4 was over the pursuit around 7:20 when the driver was on the 5 Freeway near East Los Angeles.
The LAPD vehicle was stolen from the Olympic Division and the pursuit ensued southbound on the 101 Freeway.
The driver then merged into the 5 Freeway and was driving with no lights on through heavy traffic as he passed the Citadel Outlets.
At around 7:42 p.m. the man began to show erratic behavior like singing through the police scanner.
As the stolen vehicle approached Irvine on the 5 Freeway, the CHP had placed some spike strips to try and slow him down, but around 7:47 p.m. the driver came to a complete stop and exited the stolen LAPD vehicle with his hands in the air.
The man then laid on the ground seemingly following orders, but then he began doing push-ups.
LAPD then instructed him to lay still and began to close in on him.
He was taken into custody with no retaliation at 7:48 p.m.