Burglary suspects do donuts, lead authorities on chase in L.A.
UPDATE: The suspects have been taken into custody in South L.A. amid a large crowd of people. abc7.la/1SDthssBurglary suspects continue to lead police on a bizarre chase through Los Angeles, at points doing donuts and waving at people.Posted by ABC7 on Thursday, April 7, 2016
Some events are so momentous and newsworthy that you have to stop everything to watch and experience them, because if you do not see them live, you're left in the dust. A rainy day car chase in Los Angeles, which turned into a classic Hollywood police pursuit, was exactly one of those extraordinary events.
Law enforcement officials on Thursday spent a better part of their day chasing down two suspected burglars. The prolonged afternoon escapade involved a Ford Mustang convertible with its top down performing donuts on Sunset Boulevard, hundreds of people cheering on the sides of the streets, a TMZ bus that almost stopping the suspects and a laid-back cruise past the TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The madness lasted about two hours and ended (thankfully without any tragic incident) with the driver Herschel Reynolds, 20, and his passenger Isaiah Young, 19, surrendering to the police. However, the cops only caught up with them after they parked their getaway car, exchanged high-fives with onlookers and of course, took selfies.
so we watched a police chase on tv at lunch, 3 minutes later this happened... our whole restaurant cheered ?? pic.twitter.com/SvCpB64yKx— ems (@emmieries) April 7, 2016
Never seen a police chase end like this, where driver just stops and waits for police to catch-up. They still haven't arrived #pursuit— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) April 7, 2016
“I have been involved in a lot of pursuits but I haven’t seen anything quite like that,” Dennis Zine, a former city councilman with a combined 47 years of service with the LAPD, told the LA Times. “The high-fives at the end were ridiculous.”
The chase ensued after Reynolds and Young allegedly broke into a home on Charlwood Street. Although they fled the scene before the deputies arrived, the neighbors provided police with the vehicle’s description, which helped officers spot the car within a few minutes.
The Mustang gave police a good chase, despite having a close call with a large TMZ bus, which almost trapped it, cutting off its path.
Watch the internet’s reaction in the tweets below:
Lets be honest - we need to know who makes those tires immediately, if not sooner. Best 1.5 hour ad, ever. #Pursuit— Allie Mac Kay (@alliemackay) April 7, 2016