Dangerous Police Chase Ends in DTLA

The driver came within inches of a crowd of pedestrians

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 6:13 PM PDT
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Dangerous Police Chase Ends in DTLA

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A wanted driver ditches his still-moving car, its door open, on a side street in Koreatown to end a police chase on Sept. 17, 2013.

A dangerous police chase ended in Downtown Los Angeles Monday afternoon when the driver ran into a Koreatown building then was taken into custody.

The chase started about 4:40 p.m. at 24th and Hoover, according to LAPD. Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle. It lasted less than 10 minutes.

The driver narrowly missed striking a group of pedestrians in a crosswalk, then pulled onto a side street and slowed to less than 5 mph. With the car creeping down the street, the driver flung open the door, ditched his car and ran.

He ran into a building at Cordova and Vermont, and was arrested by several police officers, pictured below.

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