A police pursuit ended Friday morning with a naked man running around a neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles and surprising drivers as he dashed across one of Southern California's busiest freeway interchanges.
The chase began after a report of a carjacking in to 1800 block of Seigneur Avenue in Boyle Heights. The carjacking victim, who asked not be identified, told NBC4 that a man wrestled with him before stealing his pickup at a home a few blocks northwest of the 710-10 freeway interchange.
The victim said the man was clothed at the time of the carjacking. The victim was not injured.
Video from Southern California's police pursuits and follow-ups on what happened after the chase
Officers spotted the carjacking suspect driving the pickup on the 10 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles at about 6 a.m. as the morning drive was underway.
Officers followed the man into a cul-de-sac in the Boyle Heights area, where the nude man got out of the pickup and climbed over a wall with at least two officers running after him. A police helicopter spotlight followed the man along a dirt path near the 101 Freeway.
He dodged cars as he emerged from bushes and crossed part of the notoriously congested East Los Angeles Interchange.
Police searching a hillside found the man and took him into custody.