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Published on May 28, 2024
Suspected Carjacker Led Police on High-Speed Chase Across SoCal Freeways Before Arrest in Huntington BeachSource: Google Street View

A carjacking suspect who allegedly snatched a Toyota truck in Southern California prompted a high-speed chase across county lines before being apprehended by the authorities on Monday. The pursuit began when officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, which led them onto the 10 Freeway through Crenshaw and then onto the 110 and 405 Freeways, according to KTLA.

The California Highway Patrol took the lead after the suspect entered the 405, at which point he was driving at moderate speeds of about 60 miles per hour. An attempt to end the chase was made near Springdale Street, where officers laid out a spike strip that deflated the passenger-side tires, as reported by NBC Los Angeles. The driver, in a black Toyota Tundra, finally stopped in Huntington Beach near Beach Boulevard.

Originally, the suspect had overpowered the vehicle's owner following a violent confrontation along Cadillac Avenue in LA's Mid-City area. The incident had been reported to the LAPD after a witness observed the victim struggling with the assailant in an alley, as described by CBS Los Angeles. Despite the efforts of LAPD officers to intercept the stolen vehicle shortly after the carjacking, the suspect did not comply, leading to the multi-freeway pursuit.