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Slow L.A. Pursuit Ends After Many Spike Strips, Pit Maneuvers, a Dancer on the Street, and Civilians Kicking Car

12:43 PM PDT on June 1, 2018

[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]os Angeles residents who were watching the nightly news yesterday were treated to an extra wild ending of a slow pursuit in and around the San Fernando Valley.

The chase of a suspect who was initially thought of being a woman driving under the influence was reported to have begun at 10:15 P.M. in the Reseda area. However, as thousands of Angelenos tuned in to see the ending of the chase, it was quickly made evident that this was not your textbook L.A.-style pursuit filled with breakneck speeds and erratic sharp turns.

The speed of the pursuit hovered around the 10-mile-per-hour range for the majority of the time and instead of smashing through red lights and nearly running over pedestrians, the driver stopped for most and even yielded for a person who appeared to be dancing in front of the suspect's car. He also still used his turn signals, earning the title of the most courteous pursuit that I've seen in a long time" by the celebrated Aerial photojournalist for KCAL & KCBS, Stu Mundel.

It was later determined that the suspect was a male with shoulder length hair and that the Nissan he was in was reportedly stolen. Police continued to apply their pursuit-ending protocols such as laying out spike strips and engaging in the pit maneuver, but despite numerous spike strips and over nine maneuvers attempted, nothing worked to get the car to stop.

This pursuit is so LA: shitty drivers, crazy as people, shit cops, a mustang trying to be a dick and nosey ass people running on the street #Pursuit

— Jeannette 🧡 (@Jeannete_Parra) June 1, 2018

The pursuit was terminated at 11:40 P.M. in Encino when three police vehicles boxed in the suspected stolen car to prevent it from moving any further.

The suspect surrendered immediately. There were no reported injuries.

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