Women lead police on wild chase, causing numerous crashes
Two women in a stolen sport utility vehicle led police on a wild chase through the streets of Southeast Los Angeles, clipping at least six cars, driving on the wrong side of the road and narrowly missing pedestrians.
The chase began shortly after 10 a.m. in Long Beach and quickly moved into Los Angeles. There, officers from the 77th Street Division joined the chase, an LAPD spokesperson said. The chase went through South Gate, Lynwood, Compton, Long Beach and Lakewood. At one point in Bixby Knolls on Del Amo Boulevard, the SUV's front bumper fell off.
The chase ended about 10:50 a.m. when the SUV spun around and came to a stop at an intersection in Lakewood. The driver and passenger surrendered and were arrested.
Their identities were not immediately available. Police believe the SUV was stolen in Long Beach.
The LAPD, L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Long Beach police and California Highway Patrol took part in the chase, officials said.
--Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton