A package theft suspect who led police on a chase and then ran into a movie theater in South Gate was taken into custody after spending more than an hour inside the theater.
According to ABC7, which streamed video of the dark-colored Ford Fusion speeding along the Long Beach (710) and Santa Ana (5) freeways and streets in East Los Angeles, Montebello, Commerce and Bell Gardens.
The suspect drove the Ford to a parking structure at the El Paseo Shopping Center in South Gate about 7:50 p.m. and ran into the Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX at 8630 Garfield Ave., which was quickly surrounded by officers.
The suspect was taken into custody about 9 p.m., when officers could be seen leading the handcuffed man out of the theater, where “The Circle” was playing, ABC7 reported.
The theft took place in Arcadia, according to ABC7.
–City News Service
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