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Hollywood Chase Suspects Were Doing Donuts In A Rented Mustang, Police Say
The two men who did donuts in the rain during a wild, yet very L.A. police chase Thursday afternoon have been identified.
The man behind the wheel of the top-down Mustang convertible has been identified as Herschel Reynolds, 20, while the other man has been identified as 19-year-old Isaiah Young, the L.A. Times reports. Police say the Mustang used in the chase was a rental car.
Both men are currently being held at L.A. County Jail on charges related to a residential burglary in Cerritos, but will likely face more charges due to the pursuit. Young's bond has been set at $80,000, while Reynolds' is $50,000.
The chase began in Cerritos around 1:30 p.m., and at its wildest moment, wound up in Hollywood. The driver was seen going donuts on Sunset Blvd., then zipping down Hollywood Blvd., where a TMZ tour bus cut him off. While some speculated that the move may have been an intentional one on the tour bus driver's part, TMZ later said that the driver was unaware of the chase and was "innocently changing lanes and ended up cutting off the suspects."
The driver, identified only as Arzu, told CBS Los Angeles, "I don't feel like a celebrity. I was just doing my job."
Arzu's boss, Starline Tours CEO Kami Farhadi, didn't seem to think it was that out of the ordinary, telling CBS, "it's kind of the five seconds of fame, maybe."
Arzu's oblivious maneuver inspired the suspects to throw what appeared to be a to-go cup (or, as some speculated, a hamburger) at the bus. There were no passengers on board at the time.
The chase finally ended at about 3:30 p.m. in a neighborhood in South L.A. where the two men live. Neighbors came out and took selfies with the men, while they sat on the car and waited for police to arrived. Authorities showed up a few minutes later, and the two men were then taken into custody.