Sprinting naked man leads Los Angeles police on lengthy pursuit
  • Friday, November 16, 2018
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Sprinting naked man leads Los Angeles police on lengthy pursuit

  • Video courtesy CBS Angeles
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LOS ANGELES >> A naked man who sprinted with Los Angeles police officers running after him and a police helicopter overhead is in custody after a lengthy chase .

The pursuit at dawn today captured live by TV news helicopters began after the man abandoned a suspected stolen truck on a freeway east of downtown.

Illuminated by a police helicopter spotlight , the man sprinted along dirt footpaths, through a homeless encampment and scaled a fence.

Officers closed in as he hid under trees, but the man then ran down an embankment and across several busy freeway connector roads, dodging cars.

The man disappeared into a hilly wooded area behind residences but officers caught up with him.

He was not immediately identified.

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