LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man is in custody after leading a chase in an LAFD Battalion Chief’s SUV that was stolen from Downtown Los Angeles.
The LAFD vehicle was reportedly stolen just after 2 p.m. at 7th Street and Flower in Downtown Los Angeles. It was later found driving through Palos Verdes after being authorities tracked it via the vehicle’s GPS transponder.READ MORE: Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Going Old School In Attempt To Defraud EDD
The pursuit was a comparatively slow one, and wound its way into San Pedro, where at least one of the tires was punctured by a spike strip before the driver could avoid it. Shortly after hitting the spike strip, one of the vehicle’s tires began to smoke and the SUV pulled into a store parking lot.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Pacific Palisades Brush Fire
The driver got out slowly and was taken into custody without further incident.MORE NEWS: Competition Rises For Wedding Venue Bookings As Couples Look To Tie The Knot Post-Pandemic
No injuries were reported. The theft of the vehicle will be jointly investigated by the LAFD and LAPD.