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Assault suspect driving golf cart leads LAPD on brief pursuit

Assault suspect driving golf cart leads police on pursuit in San Fernando Valley
Assault suspect driving golf cart leads police on pursuit in San Fernando Valley 12:21

A man in a golf cart with a dog led officers with the Los Angeles Police Department on a brief pursuit in the San Fernando Valley Sunday night. 


The pursuit began at around 9:10 p.m. with a suspect whom police say is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. At some point, the suspect took off in the golf cart, prompting the chase to begin. 

With SkyCal overhead, officers could be seen throwing multiple unsuccessful spike strips towards the cart, which said "security" on the side.

The male suspect also had a dog in his lap as he continued to flee. 


At around 9:45 p.m., the suspect pulled into a parking lot but was quickly cornered by officers on foot. 

The suspect, shirtless and shoeless, began to run but was quickly apprehended by nearly two dozen officers near Oxnard Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard. 

As the suspect was being detained, an officer could be seen picking up the dog and taking it away from the ensuing chaos. 

The suspect was taken into custody for assault and grand theft auto. He is currently being medically treated for unknown injuries.

The small dog sitting in the suspect's lap during the pursuit was returned to the suspect's family.

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