Street Light Thieves End Police Pursuit With Crash into House
A pair of men who allegedly knocked over historic brass street lamps in Pasadena led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspects crashing into a Highland Park home, according to KTLA. The suspects were spotted removing the 50-year-old lights from Orange Grove Boulevard near the Tournament of Roses House, and the police were called to the scene.
The culprits fled, but evaded the cops and hopped on the 110 Freeway. A chase followed, with speeds nearing the 100mph mark. Ultimately the suspects turned their van off the freeway at Avenue 52, but the chase came to an end when they crashed into a home at Avenue 52 and Aldama Street. The two gave chase on foot, but both were caught, and arrested.
Authorities believe the men planned to sell the brass lights as scrap metal, and may also have been behind other local thefts.