Driver Surrenders After Slow-Speed Chase Through SFV
Two women ran into the street before the driver got out of the car, hugged them and then surrendered
NewsChopper4 captured a driver surrendering to police Friday, March 28, 2014, after leading officers on a slow-speed 45-minute chase through the San Fernando Valley. After he pulled over, two women could be seen running into the street, yelling and waving their arms. They hugged the man before he got onto the ground and taken into custody by police. (Published Friday, Mar 28, 2014)
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 Updated at 8:46 PM PST
A driver surrendered to police Friday evening after leading officers on a slow-speed 45-minute chase through the San Fernando Valley.
The pursuit began about 5:40 p.m. after a report of a man possibly armed with a handgun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Aerial video showed a green Ford Ranger pickup truck driving slowly on surface streets in Sylmar as a group of police patrol cars followed behind (pictured below).
The driver could be seen talking on a cellphone and throwing what appeared to be a purple can out the window.
He swerved around police patrol cars and spike strips, slowly passing officers standing on the sidewalk with their guns drawn.
About 45 minutes into the chase, the driver pulled over near De Garmo Avenue and Sayre Street, and two women ran into the road.
The women could be seen waving their arms in the air and yelling as the truck pulled over.
The driver got out of the car and hugged the women before getting on the ground and surrendering to police.
Officers took him into custody just before 6:30 p.m.