Stolen LAPD Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Driver in Custody After a Quick Push-Up Session – NBC Los Angeles


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.



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