LAPD chase stolen car down Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Los Angeles police chased a stolen car suspect Thursday evening through the San Fernando Valley and the pursuit came to a dramatic end on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (KABC)

Los Angeles police chased a stolen car suspect Thursday evening through the San Fernando Valley and the pursuit came to a dramatic end on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Authorities said the blue Dodge Avenger was reported stolen on Hollywood Boulevard at about 6:45 p.m.

The suspect drove north on the 101 Freeway through Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks and Studio City.

The suspect exited on New Hampshire Avenue in Hollywood and led police on a slow-speed chase through surface streets before getting back onto the 101 Freeway.

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A chase suspect led police down the Hollywood Walk of Fame as spectators watched.


After a brief stint on the freeway, the suspect exited again, this time onto Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The suspect through surface streets, eventually getting onto Hollywood Boulevard.

The suspect made frequent stops while driving slowly down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At one point, a large group of spectators watched as officers attempted to stop the suspect.

At about 8:25 p.m., officers boxed the suspect in and took the man into custody at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue as a large group of spectators watched.

Witnesses and tourists captured videos and photos of the bizarre scene along the iconic road.

"They were shocked. We were shocked. I was like, 'either this can go well or this can go really bad,'" Annette Chavez said.

Another witness, Camille Banks, said she was driving down the boulevard when she saw the commotion and turned around to see what was going on. She ended up recording the arrest on her phone.

No one was hurt during the incident.

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