Authorities rescued a small child from the back of a stolen vehicle Monday night after a chase in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Department officers began chasing the vehicle in downtown LA around 8:30 p.m. Police continued to pursue the vehicle as it made its way through South LA, winding residential streets with LAPD vehicles on their tail.
The vehicle, a white sedan, was traveling at high speeds over busy intersections and sometimes into oncoming traffic while dodging police, who used several spike strips to disable the vehicle. After driving over several spike strips, most or all of the car’s tires ruptured or deflated.
Even with the tires damaged, the vehicle continued to lead the police in a low-speed chase.
The vehicle eventually stopped at the intersection of Stocker Street and Angeles Vista Boulevard. The driver got out of the vehicle, raised his hands in the air and obeyed the command to lie face down away from the vehicle.
Officers then approached the passenger side of the vehicle to remove a small child who appeared to be sleeping in a car seat.
The driver was subsequently arrested by the police.
The child was eventually awakened and appeared to be unharmed, according to a video from Sky 5. Police have since reunited the child with their mother.
The incident and the chase are being investigated by the police.
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