Crime

Tow truck guy leads LAPD on two-hour chase

Starts in the Valley around Magnolia and Woodman, moves slowly and almost politely through Hollywood, Los Feliz and Atwater Village, then into the city of Glendale. TV helicopters spotted numerous drivers, onlookers and a motorcyclist approaching and even chatting with the chasee when he stopped at red lights. The LAPD allowed him room to run and he finally gave up about 6:40 p.m. on the north side of Glendale, stepping out of his tow truck and laying prone on the sidewalk to wait for police to arrive. Which they did — freeing up local TV to actually do the news.


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