LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It started with a driver doing donuts in the street and ended with a chase and a crazy chain of events.
Los Angeles police officers were called at about 5:15 p.m. to the intersection of Barrington and Pico, where a blue BMW was reported to have hit a pedestrian while doing donuts.READ MORE: Missing Angeles National Forest Hiker Found Safe With Help Of Map Enthusiast
Someone in the BMW put the pedestrian in the vehicle, then took off with LAPD officers in pursuit. But during the pursuit, the pedestrian somehow fell out of the car. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.
Police say the BMW then hit an empty LAPD unit. The BMW sped off and was at large Monday morning.READ MORE: Authorities Looking For Offender Who Left Los Angeles Rehabilitation Facility
The owner of a nearby smoke shop says that drivers do donuts in the intersection every Sunday, making the area unsafe and forcing him to close early.
“He having fun making donuts and then it becomes violence,” said Abdullah Halaweh. “He hit the person, then he tried to help, he stopped and the police come and he got scared.”MORE NEWS: Stewart Waithanji Of Costa Mesa Charged With Murder After Hit-And-Run Crash Kills 74-Year-Old Man
The LAPD tells us they’ve identified the driver but he is not in custody right now. They also say the victim is expected to be okay.