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Video shows police chase getting too close for comfort

January 14, 2013 |  6:39 pm

Talk about having a front-row seat.

While KNBC-TV Channel 4 covered a police chase through Inglewood late Sunday, YouTube user Jason Lee was up close to the action. As the station showed police pursuing a stolen vehicle, Lee's video pulls back to show the chase rounding a corner through the window of a house. 

"I thought he was going to crash through the window," Lee commented on his YouTube page, joking that the video showed "real life Grand Theft Auto" at the "Inglewood Raceway." 

The chase continues past Lee's window and the house, until it is out of view -- from his seat, at least.

During the two-hour pursuit, which began about 11 p.m., the driver displayed gang signs and weaved in and out of traffic, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported. The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested after police deployed spike strips, blowing out a tire on the car.

Police said the man had a number of weapons in the car, KTLA reported.

In September, during another made-for-Hollywood chase through South L.A., bank robbery suspects threw fistfuls of money out their car's windows, drawing hundreds of spectators as the event unfolded on TV news.

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