LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A robbery suspect has surrendered after leading police in a pursuit, then trying to lose them by jumping walls and roofs in North Hollywood.
The chase was first reported at about 10 a.m. in the area of Oxnard and Vineland, but the suspect abandoned his vehicle and took off on foot. He was later spotted on top of a block wall in the area of Ensign and Irwin in North Hollywood.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
There are reports the suspect tried to break into a home in the area.
Daniela Gaeta, 15, was home alone getting ready for her online English class when her Ring camera sent a notification showing the suspect was in front of her home during a short pursuit.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
“I was trying to take the screen out and one of them came out and helped me,” said Gaeta. “Scared me a little bit but I got out.”
The suspect at one point paused to lean on the roof of a neighboring business, smoke a cigarette, and talk on his phone. At one point, he appeared to make a video call.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
Several LAPD squad cars surrounded the area, and by about 12:15 p.m., the suspect climbed down from the wall and walked into a parking lot to surrender to officers.