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Driver Strolls Into a Homeless Encampment After Lights-Out Pursuit

Not every police pursuit ends with the driver in handcuffs, and a police pursuit Tuesday that went through Carson, Compton, Lynwood and Wilmington ended in Southgate with the driver running away.

Newschopper4 Bravo was over the chase at approximately 7:30 p.m., as a vehicle sped on the 91 and 710 freeways.

Ultimately, the high speeds forced police to back away from the driver, who was driving with no light on the vehicle at alarmingly high speeds approaching 100 mph. The driver cut through the parking lot of Dale's Donuts in the Compton area, then returned to a freeway before stopping in an industrial area of Southgate.

He ran into what appeared to be a homeless encampment. Newschopper4 Bravo lost sight of the man, and officers who arrived a short time later seemed to have trouble locating the driver before leaving the area.

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