A man suspected of stealing an Audi A8 led Los Angeles Police Department officers on a nearly two-hour chase that was followed by a nearly 90-minute standoff was taken into custody in La Crescenta Monday evening.
The chase began just before 6:35 p.m. in the area of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Branford Street in Arleta, ABC7 reported.
The car slowed down just after 6:40 p.m. in the area of Flower Street and Allen Avenue in Glendale to allow a male passenger to exit, who surrendered to police as the Audi fled the area.
The driver led police on a pursuit through streets and alleys in Glendale and Burbank, running over at least three spike strips laid out by police.
The car’s tires eventually deflated and fell off, causing the driver to briefly lose control and spin 180 degrees along Wentworth Street in Sunland.
The driver continued to lead police driving only on rims until he stopped in the area of Foothill Boulevard and La Crescenta Avenue at about 8:05 p.m., CBS2 reported.
The driver barricaded himself in the Audi, but surrendered and was taken into custody by police at about 9:25 p.m.
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