001 Mustang Chase
Phillip Thomas News Editor
April 8, 2016

Los Angeles is used to police chases, but there is seemingly still an appreciation for showmanship by the locals. Two suspects, Herschel Reynolds, 20, and Isaiah Young, 19, led the LAPD and California Highway Patrol on a bizarre pursuit across Los Angeles in a convertible Ford Mustang.

The suspects began in Cerritos, California, around 1:24 p.m., after the report of a burglary. While the suspect fled the home before police arrived, neighbors were able to give police a description of the Mustang. Quickly, police helicopters identified the suspects driving the convertible Mustang on the 91 Freeway.

Interestingly, on one of the few rainy days in LA, the suspects decided to lower the top on the Mustang, and waved to bystanders while officers scoped the suspects from above. The suspects were rear-ended by an Audi, before joining CHP near downtown LA.

At one point, the driver begins doing donuts on the bridge of Sunset Blvd., before touring Hollywood, passing the TCL Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame against the flow of traffic.

Afterwards, the driver began winding through the Hollywood Hills, often times crossing lanes and narrowly missing oncoming traffic. The suspects then wound their way back towards the Hollywood area, inadvertently being blocked by a lane-changing TMZ tour bus, along the way. The driver was able to avoid spikes around the University of Southern California.

Eventually, the suspects stopped in a South LA neighborhood, with police still keeping distance due to the weather. While they had the time, the suspects began taking selfies with bystanders, shaking hands, and giving hugs. Once police arrived, the suspects surrendered with no further drama.