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Monday, April 3, 2023 9:22 p.m

Suspect steals LASD vehicle and flees high-speed chase

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were pursuing a suspect who allegedly stole a squad car and fled at high speed down local freeways from Compton to Orange County.

The incident began with an accident involving a sheriff’s SUV in the Compton or Carson area. The suspect, believed to be a woman, apparently stole a sheriff’s SUV after the accident and then fled at high speed, first on surface roads, then on the 110 freeway.

The sheriff’s deputies were particularly concerned because a department shotgun was in the vehicle when it was stolen.

The SUV was traveling at high speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour at times, weaving through traffic to escape, coming onto the 91 Freeway at one point and then heading east into Orange County.

Just after 2 p.m., the suspect pulled off the freeway and into an industrial complex in Anaheim. She was locked up and had nowhere to go.

The officers quickly opened the doors and were able to pull the driver out of the vehicle and take him into custody.

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