LOS ANGELES -- A suspect in a stolen car smashed through fences, hit a CHP cruiser and drove on shredded tires during a wild hours-long chase that ended in Compton Tuesday night.
As the suspect drove around Compton on only two tires, CHP slammed into the fleeing car about five times - spinning it out of control.
The PIT maneuvers eventually hindered the driver from going any further, and he was taken into custody just before 11 p.m. near North Alameda Street and East Rosecrans Avenue.
It all began around 9 p.m., with authorities chasing a reported stolen car.
AIR7 HD captured as the driver slammed through two fences near Lemon and 8th streets in downtown L.A. Once the suspect damaged the second fence, he backed up and hit a CHP cruiser to continue fleeing on a residential street.
The chase went through East L.A. and downtown, but the driver stayed mostly in the Willowbrook and Compton areas.
With the chase entering its second hour, residents began coming out onto the streets to witness what was unfolding.
CHP performed a final PIT maneuver and then dragged the suspect out of the car to arrest him.