A Los Angeles man led police on a strange slow-speed chase after stealing a golf cart Sunday night.
Fox 11 Los Angeles showed footage of the chase, which placed the speed between 16 and 21 miles per hour.
The suspect allegedly stole the golf cart from a security guard at an abandoned Sherman Oaks grocery store and led police on the chase from Van Nuy to Valley Village.
The shirtless, shoeless suspect held his dog in his lap while being pursued and evaded officers by driving on sidewalks.
ABC 7 News also showed footage of the suspect driving around road spikes to avoid being captured before finally being boxed in North Hollywood.
The man then attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by a team of about a dozen police officers.
The strange situation led users to post about it on X, formerly Twitter.
Scopley Director of Community Aaron Kaufman stated, “Happening in my neighborhood Encino right now. An armed driver in a golf cart is being chased.”
Happening in my neighborhood Encino right now. An armed driver in a golf cart is being chased. Spikes have been laid down 5 times. He keeps driving around them.
— Aaron Kaufman (@Just_Tank) September 25, 2023
“Spikes have been laid down 5 times. He keeps driving around them,” he added.
Sports journalist Tarek Fattal wrote, “Stolen golf cart. dude is going 18mph and they’re following him with a helicopter!?”
No way!! @ChemicalAT
Stolen golf cart. dude is going 18mph and they’re following him with a helicopter!?
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) September 25, 2023
Political commentator Alexandra Datig said, “LAPD golf cart chase. No really!”
— Alexandra Datig | Front Page Index 🇺🇸 (@alexdatig) September 25, 2023
Photojournalist John Schreiber posted a video of the pursuit with the details.
First a Big Rig #pursuit and now a stolen golf cart pursuit ending tonight in #NorthHollywood. The shirtless man led #LAPD on a slow speed chase while holding a dog in his lap and avoided multiple spike strips. Man and dog both detained in a 7-Eleven parking lot. @kcalnews pic.twitter.com/OqyXGk2w9m
— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) September 25, 2023
Hear in LA reposted Schreiber, stating, “Count how many LAPD officers it takes to stop a slow moving golf cart.”
Count how many LAPD officers it takes to stop a slow moving golf cart.
They should apologize to this city for tonight's performance. https://t.co/NN4uguJwq4
— Hear in LA (@hearinladotcom) September 25, 2023
“They should apologize to this city for tonight’s performance.”
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