LAPD rescues child in stolen car after South L.A. police pursuit

After a pursuit in South Los Angeles, Monday evening, authorities saved a small child from a vehicle that was stolen.

Around 8:30 p.m. officers from Los Angeles Police Department started following the vehicle in downtown L.A. Police pursued the vehicle through South L.A., weaving through residential streets with LAPD cars close behind.

A white sedan drove at high speed through busy intersections, trying to avoid police who used spike strips to disarm the vehicle. After driving over several spike strips, most or all of the car’s tires ended up tearing or deflating.

Even with the tires being damaged, the vehicle still led police on a slow-speed chase.

The vehicle came to a halt near Stocker Street and Angeles Vista Boulevard. The driver got out of their vehicle and placed his hands in the air.

Officers then approached the vehicle’s passenger side to remove a small child who appeared to be sleeping in a child’s car seat.

Police took the driver into custody.

Sky 5 video showed that the child was finally awakened and appears to have been unharmed. The child is currently being reunited with his mother by police.

Police are investigating the incident and the pursuit.

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