Yesterday, many of us heard the helicopters above and watched on TV as several L.A.P.D. cars were in pursuit of the tow truck. He drove on Los Feliz Blvd. a couple of times, where at one point police even tried to throw a strip stick in front of him in an unsuccessful attempt to detour him. They ended up pursuing the tow truck to Glendale, where he finally surrendered.
Glendale police were concerned that the driver would enter the Americana or Glendale Galleria when he entered the city, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Lorenz said the suspect came to Glendale because he knew someone who lived in the city. “He wanted to give up here in Glendale,” he said. “He came here for a reason.” Lorenz said Glendale police turned the case over to LAPD after they apprehended the suspect. He was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The 31 year old man was released from Van Nuys jail early this morning, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after posting $50,000 bail.