WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA.com) — A kidnapping suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after striking another vehicle during a pursuit.
The brief chase started around 6:13 a.m. when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an alleged kidnapping at a Ralph’s store near University Drive and Avalon Boulevard in Carson, officials said.READ MORE: Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup Effort Slated For Saturday At Santa Monica Beach
Authorities said Lawrence Dickerson, 36, was driving a Nissan sedan when he got into an altercation with a woman outside the grocery store and tried to kidnap her.READ MORE: Bat Found At Laguna Niguel Regional Park Tests Positive For Rabies
Deputies then spotted the suspect, who led them on a chase that lasted under five minutes before his vehicle crashed into a Chevy SUV at the intersection of 135th Street and Avalon in Willowbrook.
Dickerson’s vehicle caught fire and he managed to take off on foot before being arrested.MORE NEWS: New $500M Skyscraper Proposed For Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood
The unidentified driver of the Chevy was trapped inside her vehicle as a result of the crash. The woman was later transported to a local hospital where she was listed in stable condition.