Wild Southern California Police Pursuits

A collection of some of the wildest moments from Southern California's dramatic police chases.

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Sparks flew from a vehicle that led officers on a high-speed chase through surface streets and freeways in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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Shoppers sprinted for cover to avoid a driver when he tried to elude officers during a pursuit that wound through a Target parking lot Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016 in southern Los Angeles County.
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A minivan driver surrenders after leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
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A driver leading police on an erratic Halloween day pursuit in Van Nuys crashed head-on into a patrol car before officers pulled him out Oct. 31, 2016.
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Part of Sepulveda Boulevard was closed Monday Oct. 27, 2016 in El Segundo due to a pursuit standoff.
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A driver who led officers on a pursuit through three Southern California counties was pulled from a freeway overpass after a tense standoff Monday Sept. 26, 2016 in San Bernardino.
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A driver being pursued on suspicion of burglary sped through a construction site in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, August 12, 2016.
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A driver is taken into custody after leading sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from Norwalk to the Pico Rivera area on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.
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A driver crashed head-on into a palm tree at the end of a pursuit Thursday Aug. 5, 2016 east of downtown Los Angeles.
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A woman behind the wheel of a gold pickup with a camper led deputies on a wild Compton area pursuit before being taken into custody in a casino parking lot Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
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Police rammed a sedan Saturday afternoon in a brief Orange County pursuit on June 25, 2016.
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Buena Park Police pursued the driver of a pickup and executed several PIT maneuvers before the chase ended on a dead-end road and two occupants fled. The pursuit ended Sunday, June 19, 2016 in the area of Whiterock Drive and Roma Drive in La Mirada.
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A driver led a high-speed pursuit through East LA into Hacienda Heights June 3, 2016.
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A driver leads police on a pursuit in the Downey area on Monday, May 30, 2016, at one point throwing what appeared to be stacks of a paper material on a freeway.
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A stolen Mercedes pursuit in San Gabriel ended with officers tackling the driver Sunday, May 29, 2016.
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A driver, whose pants fell to his ankles, was detained after a stolen Range Rover pursuit closed the 105 Freeway Saturday, May 28, 2016.
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The driver of a stolen SUV leads police on a pursuit in Orange County on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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A driver who led police on a pursuit takes a swig from a bottle during a standoff with officers on Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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A man suspected of dumping a burned body was arrested early Friday May 20, 2016 after a police pursuit between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, authorities said.
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A car fleeing from National City Police crashed into a hydrant Thursday, June 19, 2016.
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A pursuit ended in a rollover crash Wednesday May 18, 2016 in Irvine.
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A brief pursuit ended at an off-leash dog park off the Whitnall Highway after a man who purportedly had a gun pulled over on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
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Deputies are searching for a driver who crashed on a freeway overpass in Anaheim after swerving through traffic at high speed Tuesday May 17, 2016.
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Sparks fly from a wheel after a car's tire was destroyed during a pursuit on the 91 Freeway between Anaheim and Corona on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
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Police investigate a fatal crash after a pursuit in North Hollywood on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
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Four people were in custody after a stolen Lincoln Navigator spun out and crashed into trees and power poles in Azusa on Friday, April 22, 2016, triggering a power outage in the neighborhood.
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A woman who fled from officers in an SUV after allegedly trying to hit her parents surrendered by getting out of her vehicle and taking off her clothes on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The 32 year old was arrested and placed on involuntary psychiatric hold.
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A brazen burglary suspect in a Ford Mustang convertible did donuts on Hollywood Boulevard, drove the wrong way on rain-slick streets and taunted pursuers before parking the damaged vehicle in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, where he and a cohort surrendered to police on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
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Police chased a stolen vehicle, leading to a crash on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The two men jumped over fences and ran through backyards before ending up on a home's rooftop, taking selfies.
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A female carjacking pursuit suspect led officers on a high-speed chase, jumping curbs and speeding through residential areas, before she attempted to jump into the driver's side of a police cruiser at the end of the chase on Sunday, March 27, 2016. The woman whose car was stolen was able to help police locate the suspect through the "Find My iPhone" app, as her phone was left in the truck.
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An East Hollywood pursuit came to an end near Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2016.
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A man was found on a roof after a pursuit and neighborhood search in South LA on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
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Officers in a patrol car got into a violent wreck during the high-speed pursuit of a stolen car in the Exposition Park area Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
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Police arrested a woman suspected of driving a stolen car after a short pursuit in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
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A driver fled on food after crashing a stolen box truck into freeway barriers in East LA during a pursuit Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
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A man drove through a gate and off of a cliff in San Pedro after trying to evade police Monday night, July 13, 2015.
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A driver involved in a slow-speed pursuit in San Bernardino Monday, July 20, 2015 surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.
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Three people were taken into a custody after a pursuit that ended in Seal Beach on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
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A car evading sheriff's deputies drove through a South Los Angeles park on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
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Firearms were found in a car that collided with a vehicle in Koreatown Saturday, May 23, 2015, following a police chase, according to an LAPD spokesman.
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A driver was arrested after leading CHP officers on a high-speed pursuit on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
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A man and woman were arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 after a stolen car pursuit ended in a crash in Sylmar.
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A woman was arrested after a three-county highway pursuit ended with her car in a ditch on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
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A pursuit driver stopped in a cul-de-sac at the end of a chase that began in Fontana and continued through the San Gabriel Valley Tuesday June 23, 2015.
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A man in a stolen white van led LAPD officers on a dangerous pursuit through surface streets and the freeway near USC on April 30, 2013. The driver nearly mowed down pedestrians and struck two other vehicles and at least a dozen police cruisers during the chase. Police officers caught up to the driver after he ran from the van and slipped on wet pavement.
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A driver led police on a high-speed chase across Los Angeles, before bailing out and getting onto a roof of an apartment complex in Culver City on Nov. 24, 2014. The man surrendered.
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A driver led police on a high-speed chase across Los Angeles, before bailing out and getting onto a roof of an apartment complex in Culver City on Nov. 24, 2014. The man surrendered.
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A U-Haul truck blew through intersections, cut across parking lots and drove in opposite lanes during a police pursuit through several Orange County cities on Sept. 23, 2014.
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A family dog was caught in the middle of a police pursuit in South Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2014.
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A California Highway Patrol squad car performed a PIT maneuver on a car whose driver led officers on a high-speed pursuit on freeways and surface streets on June 10, 2014. The car nearly rolled away before an officer jumped in to stop it.
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A California Highway Patrol squad car performed a PIT maneuver on a car whose driver led officers on a high-speed pursuit on freeways and surface streets on June 10, 2014. The car nearly rolled away before an officer jumped in to stop it.
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An armed man wanted in connection with a criminal threats report led authorities on a high-speed pursuit that extended from near downtown Los Angeles into the San Fernando Valley on June 9, 2014. The man exited the vehicle in the North Hollywood area with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle before holing up on a residential property.
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An armed man wanted in connection with a criminal threats report led authorities on a high-speed pursuit that extended from near downtown Los Angeles into the San Fernando Valley on June 9, 2014. The man exited the vehicle in the North Hollywood area with what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle before holing up on a residential property.
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A speeding motorcyclist led CHP officers on a pursuit from the Inland Empire, west through the San Gabriel Valley and up the 170 Freeway, where he jumped off his bike in a construction zone and was taken into custody on June 5, 2013.
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A speeding motorcyclist led CHP officers on a pursuit from the Inland Empire, west through the San Gabriel Valley and up the 170 Freeway, where he jumped off his bike in a construction zone and was taken into custody on June 5, 2013.
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A man wanted in connection with a carjacking was taken into custody April 22, 2014, after a minivan pursuit on freeways and streets in the San Gabriel Valley. The pursuit ended at a Taco Bell in the El Monte area.
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A man wanted in connection with a carjacking was taken into custody April 22, 2014, after a minivan pursuit on freeways and streets in the San Gabriel Valley. The pursuit ended at a Taco Bell in the El Monte area.
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Five men are in custody after an officer-involved shooting and high-speed chase in Boyle Heights on March 4, 2015.
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A police pursuit ended with a suspect in custody and a police crash with a driver caught up in a wild chase on the streets of West Covina and Baldwin Park on March 2, 2015.
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A police pursuit ended with a suspect in custody and a police crash with a driver caught up in a wild chase on the streets of West Covina and Baldwin Park on March 2, 2015.
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A police pursuit ended with a suspect in custody and a police crash with a driver caught up in a wild chase on the streets of West Covina and Baldwin Park on March 2, 2015.
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A driver suspected of reckless driving was arrested without incident after a high-speed harrowing pursuit along the twisting Pacific Coast Highway in North Los Angeles on Feb. 20, 2014.
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The driver of a minivan led deputies on a dangerous pursuit that ended in a dramatic crash in Gardena on Feb. 16, 2015.
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Police shot a man who allegedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint and tried to pull at least two other drivers out of their cars during a wild, rush hour pursuit on streets and freeways in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2015.
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Police shot a man who allegedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint and tried to pull at least two other drivers out of their cars during a wild, rush hour pursuit on streets and freeways in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2015.
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A pursuit in Palmdale came to an end after a patrol car spun out the driver, who had been driving on rims after getting flat tires on Feb. 5, 2015.
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A pursuit in Palmdale came to an end after a patrol car spun out the driver, who had been driving on rims after getting flat tires on Feb. 5, 2015.
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A driver led officers on a high-speed pursuit through residential neighborhoods in South Los Angeles, at times criss-crossing through traffic and driving onto the sidewalk, before being taken into custody in the Cerritos area on Jan. 17, 2014.
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