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Police Pursuit Ends in Downtown LA After Driver Stops SUV, Strips Naked

The woman may have tried to strike her parents with the car

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    Woman in Custody After Bizarre Chase

    A woman was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to run over her parents and leading officers on pursuit before taking her clothes off in downtown Los Angeles. Marin Austin reports for Today in LA on Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Published Saturday, April 23, 2016)

    A police chase involving a woman who fled from officers in an SUV ended early Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles after she got out of the vehicle and took off her clothes.

    The incident began around 10:30 p.m. in Pasadena after authorities received an assault with a deadly weapon call, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

    The 32-year-old driver allegedly tried to strike her parents with the SUV and before taking off in it. There were no immediate word on injuries.

    The chase began when officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The chase traveled along the 134 Freeway west through the San Fernando Valley, north on the Moorpark Freeway and into Simi Valley at speeds above 100 mph on mostly empty freeways.

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    The driver then returned to Pasadena and later sped away.

    Officers eventually stopped the pursuit because "they knew who they were pursuing," said Lt. Vasken Gourdikan of the Pasadena Police Department.

    The pursuit ended around 12:30 a.m. after the woman got off the 110 Freeway and drove into the downtown area. She then stopped the SUV near the area of Third and Main streets, got out and began to remove her clothing, police said.

    The woman was arrested and placed on involuntary psychiatric hold, authorities said. Officials said she would likely face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, evading a felony and vandalism.

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