STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Heavily armed officers with the Los Angeles Police Department shut down a portion of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City Wednesday night after a man inside an RV claimed there were armed men inside.
The incident began at Ventura and Goodland where the man behind the wheel of that RV was seen driving erratically, crashing into almost everything in sight, including a school bus.
“Cars, walls, fences,” Liza Scarduzio, a witness, said. “He got stuck to a fence and just dragged it completely.”
When the RV came to a stop near Ventura and Vantage, the driver jumped out of the window and fell to the ground, crawling away from the vehicle.
“He said help me help me there are two armed gunman inside the RV,” Todd Haberkorn, a witness, said.
LAPD officers rushed in and surrounded the RV, eventually carrying the driver away, and discovered that there was nobody inside the vehicle.
People at the scene suspected that there might have been something more at play.
“I could hear him saying like, ‘Help me, help me,'” Guerin Swing, a witness, said. “He looked deranged.”
The man was taken to the hospital and police said they plan to charge him with DUI.