Chase ends with burglary suspects taking selfies, chatting

Chase ends with burglary suspects taking selfies, chatting

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities have arrested two burglary suspects who led them on a long, bizarre chase in a top-down convertible through rainy Southern California that ended with the men stopping to exchange high-fives with onlookers and take selfies before being handcuffed.

The hour-long escapade Thursday afternoon stretched from Cerritos onto freeways and through Hollywood and other parts of Los Angeles before winding up in a South LA neighborhood.

During the chase, the driver of the blue Mustang did “donuts” on the street while the passenger waved to nearby motorists and occasionally stood up as the car cruised through jammed traffic.

At the end, the driver sat on the car’s hood, and both men exchanged hugs and chatted with more than a dozen onlookers for several minutes before surrendering to arriving sheriff’s deputies.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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