One thing is for sure, Angeleno's love their tofu, yoga, and live, on air car chases. (OJ anyone?) They certainly weren't disappointed on Tuesday night when the local news broke away from the Olympic hockey game to follow what seemed to be a standard run of the mill, "seen it a hundred times before" police chase through the streets of Los Angeles, but then it took a turn.
In what can only be described as a scene straight out of Grand Theft Auto the suspected car thief jumped the train tracks and sped down a subway tunnel disappearing underground. It was at this point many of the good citizens of Los Angeles started cheering for the criminal.
They did realize this wasn't a fictional character in a video game, right?
Law enforcement looking at this open hatch above a train tunnel in East LA. Stolen truck pursuit suspect drove INTO the Metro tunnel. Cameras showed a man and woman walking around inside. Question now did he/they escape? @FOXLA @DanCohenFOX11 pic.twitter.com/hhhjeYR898— Christine Devine (@DevineNews) February 21, 2018
People were impressed with the GTA move.
It's a trick to evade police in the "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Driver thought it would work in real life, perhaps. 😄— JJ (@TomcatNASCAR) February 21, 2018
Folks were impressed by the man's skills.
Bruh I saw this earlier & was legit cheering dude on lmaoo mf earned that getaway— Howie (@HowardBrasi) February 21, 2018
DAMN MY DUDE JUST EVADED THE 3 STAR IN REAL LIFE DUDES A LEGEND— Cartman1517 (@YTCartman1517) February 21, 2018
I picture a manhole cover popping up somewhere blocks away and out pops a guy in a suit who casually walks away and disappears into the night.— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) February 21, 2018
People needed to know how it ended.
Eventually the suspect was apprehended.
Just another bonding moment for the City of Angeles.
Another one for the history books for a city that loves it's car chases.
In LA, a bar full of people just booed the NBC affiliate’s decision to cut from a live car chase to Olympics coverage— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) February 16, 2018
We love LA!