Driver caught on video doing donuts in Hollywood makes explosive claims

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES -- A suspect caught on video doing donuts near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue later made claims that there were explosives in his car, which resulted in an hours-long shutdown Thursday.

Around 12:30 p.m., Los Angeles police received calls about a man doing donuts in his car on Hollywood Boulevard. Police responded to the scene and found a man in his 30s claiming there were explosives in his car.

Los Angeles police respond to a fake bomb threat near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.



The bomb squad was called to the scene and Highland Avenue through Franklin Avenue was shut down. A bomb squad detonated its own charge, quickly concluding there was no explosive device in the trunk.

The suspect was later detained and arrested for falsely reporting a bomb threat.

An outraged neighbor shouted his anger at the man who had caused so much chaos in their community.

"You are a big, tough guy in a black Jetta. There's [expletive] kids out there," one man shouted.




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