Police Chase

Only in LA: Driver Manages to Stop for Gas During Police Chase

The driver was wanted for a theft at a Home Depot, according to the Glendora Police Department.

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As far as police chases go, Southern California has seen it all, but Tuesday's police pursuit may have provided something new--even for the world capital of police chases.

While on the run from authorities, a driver pulled into a gas station, paid for gas, filled up and then drove off to continue his getaway.

Newschopper4 was over the chase around 5 p.m. in the La Puente area.

The driver was wanted for a theft at a Home Depot, according to the Glendora Police Department.

The driver moved into the city of Industry around 5:05 p.m.

The car appeared to have a missing bumper and some serious damage to the front of the vehicle, but it was not clear if that damage was sustained during the pursuit.

The pursuit took an odd turn when the driver stopped at a gas station and interacted with a driver of a white truck, seeming to toss something into the back of the white truck and possibly grabbing something from the customer.

Moments later, in the city of El Monte, the driver took advantage of the lack of patrol vehicles following him by pulling into a gas station, running inside and managing to fill up on some fuel before racing away again.

After traveling through several cities, the driver jumped onto the 10 Freeway westbound in West Covina.

The driver made his way into the East Los Angeles area, where he once again continued to perform dangerous, evasive maneuvers on streets.

Around 6:15 p.m., the driver got on the 60 Freeway westbound in the Monterey Park area east of downtown Los Angeles.

About 10 minutes later, the driver pulled into a parking garage near the intersection of Palmetto Street and Molino Street.

It was not immediately clear if police were able to find the man.

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