Shirtless Suspect in Golf Cart Leads Los Angeles Police on Slow-Speed Chase

9 個月前

A shirtless man driving a golf cart led police on a slow-speed chase in Los Angeles, California, on September 24.

Video captured by Dave Bernal shows the suspect driving shirtless with a dog on his lap down Oxnard Street.

In the video, Bernal can be heard saying, “Leave the dog!” as the man drives off with police cars following.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) told Storyful they received a report of a potentially stolen golf cart around 9 pm on the 18700 block of Ventura Boulevard.

The LAPD also told the Los Angeles Times that the man was wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon.

Local reports mentioned that the dog was returned to the suspect’s family members, according to the LAPD.

The driver’s speed never exceeded 18 miles per hour, FOX 11 reported.

However, he managed to elude officers several times, including driving into a parking lot and looping around a building, according to reports. Eventually, the driver was cornered in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Valley Glen, local media said.

Local reports mentioned that the suspect was receiving treatment for minor injuries. The LAPD stated that the suspect would be booked once medically cleared, although they did not specify whether the injuries were related to his arrest.

The LAPD could not confirm whether the suspect had been charged at the time of publishing. Credit: Dave Bernal via Storyful