SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The LAPD says a man in a stolen lime-green taxi led officers on a pursuit Friday through South Los Angeles.
It began around 1:30 p.m. in Exposition Park, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Demand Still Rising, Experts Predict Decline
The armed suspect carjacked a Green Bell taxi cab driver in the 5000 block of Cimarron Street.
SKY9 was overhead as the low-speed chase dragged on through several South L.A. communities.READ MORE: NFL Announces All-Pro Rosters; Kupp, Donald, Ramsey Make First-Team
Bystanders were taken by surprise when the suspect handed them money and offering high-fives in the Watts area.
As news spread of the chase, crowds cheered on the driver, and children ran after the taxi.
Officers were able to bring the chase to a close by employing a PIT maneuver, pinning the taxi between two patrol cars.MORE NEWS: 'Our Hearts Are Heavy:' Sandra Shells, ER Nurse Attacked Near Union Station, Dies From Injuries On Sunday
The man, who has not been identified, was arrested without incident.