Mustang Chase Suspects Charged With All The Things You'd Expect
The two young men who led police on a wild pursuit through Hollywood and South L.A. last week have been charged.
Driver Herschel Reynolds, 20, and passenger Isaiah Young, 19, are both facing two felonies: one count of first-degree residential burglary, and one count of fleeing a pursuing police officer's vehicle while driving recklessly, City News Service reports. They are also charged two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage. Reynolds posted bail earlier today and is next scheduled to be appear in court on May 10th. Young is still in jail, his bail set at $50,000.
The chase began at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7th in Cerritos after the pair allegedly broke into a home and stole jewelry. The men ended up in Hollywood, where they did donuts in their rental Mustang on busy, rainy streets and got cut off by a TMZ tour bus. They were able to get around the bus and ended up driving to a neighborhood in South L.A. where they live. Once there, they took selfies with neighbors and waited for police. Authorities arrived to take the men into custody around 3:30 p.m.
It was later revealed that Reynolds is a former tactical driver for the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two years before he was "prematurely discharged."