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Police Hunt for Burglar Shuts Down San Fernando Valley Freeway

The Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway was shut down Friday afternoon at Tampa Avenue in the Porter Ranch area due to a police search for a suspected burglar who police hadn't found by Friday evening.

The man crashed into four cars waiting at a light on the off-ramp of Tampa.

He was in a gray SUV that had been involved in a burglary at a home off Amigo Avenue, about a mile from where the police were searching.

He led police on the 118, tried to get off and smashed into cars before taking off running.

"You don't expect to be hit from behind like that," said David Crissalli, who was hit by the burglar as he was stopped and waiting for a traffic light.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash.

The man took off running into a neighborhood and police shut down several streets.

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