BELL GARDENS (CBSLA) — Two armed robbery suspects led sheriff’s deputies on a wild pursuit through the streets of East LA, Commerce, and Bell Gardens Wednesday afternoon, and shared a romantic moment before surrendering.
During the pursuit, the driver, 21-year-old Amelia Pestano, went the wrong way up streets, weaved in and out of lanes and narrowly avoided a crash.
The duo even came close to pushing a pick up truck out of their way in Bell Gardens.
The car eventually stopped in an alley near Fostoria Street and Eastern Avenue.
Pestano, and her passenger, 23-year-old Edgar Acosta, got out of the car and ran. Pestano made a daring leap from roof to roof and down onto a car, as neighbors in the houses below rushed to lock their doors.
She continued to flee, running along the tops of walls before eventually joining Acosta on the roof of a backyard shed.
And then, in true “Bonnie and Clyde” fashion, the duo engaged in a romantic embrace before deciding to surrender to the pursuing officers.
Pestano and Acosta were then taken into custody without incident.
They were both charged with attempted robbery, possession of fire arms and felony evading.