BELL GARDENS, CA -- A carjacking suspect in a gold-colored pickup truck led police on a chase through surface streets in the South Los Angeles area, at times throwing up a shower of sparks from a wheel that was shredded by a spike strip.
The suspect led deputies through surface streets for about 30 minutes, weaving through traffic and narrowly avoiding pedestrians. At one point, the female driver drove over a spike strip, shredding a right rear tire.
The chase ended when the suspect pulled into the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens and a wall of deputies surrounded the vehicle, ordering the woman to come out of the vehicle. She emerged and was tackled and handcuffed by deputies in the parking lot.