Authorities chase suspected car thief in San Fernando Valley


California Highway Patrol and law enforcement officers from across Los Angeles chased a stolen car suspect for more than an hour in the San Fernando Valley on Friday night before finally arresting him.

The chase began in Sherman Oaks shortly after 9 p.m.

Police chased the driver on the 101 Freeway, surface streets in North Hollywood and Burbank, Freeway 5, Freeway 210 and seemingly everywhere in between.

At one point, the suspect jumped out of the allegedly stolen car and attempted to steal another vehicle, but it was locked. At the same time, the alleged stolen car rolled into the back of the other car targeted by the driver, at which point the suspect jumped into the first sedan and drove off.

The chase also extended through construction zones, exit ramps and freeway on-ramps.

The chase eventually ended near the 210 freeway after the suspect hit what appeared to be a bunch of spikes.

He jumped out of his vehicle, threw a bag aside and ran a few meters before surrendering to the police.

He was handcuffed and taken into custody without further incident. His identity has not been revealed.


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