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High speed chase ends with driver fleeing on skateboard (video)

By Mason White 1:05 PM December 10, 2014
The suspect on the skateboard 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A high-speed chase in California, ended with the suspect riding away from the scene on a skateboard.

The suspect was being chased by police after he was accused of stealing a BMW sedan.

The man, who led police on a chase in Van Nuys, tried to escape on a skateboard before being blocked by a good Samaritan in a red van until officers arrived.

The suspect exited the 405 Freeway at Victory Boulevard after 3:30 p.m., and fled from police at high speeds, reaching up to 90 miles per hour at times.

The suspect crashed into the rear of another vehicle, which was stopped in traffic. The suspect then jumped out of the BMW and ran into traffic with a longboard skateboard in his arms.

He jumped on his skateboard and attempted to escape, but was unable to keep himself steady after riding it for less than half a block. The suspect ran into traffic again and onto a sidewalk.

A driver of a red pickup truck saw the suspect, and drove onto the sidewalk to block him. He pinned the man against a wall. The suspect was arrested by police without incident.