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.
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"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.