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Video: Slow, Chill Police Chase Ends With A Swig Of Beer
Car chases in L.A can be perilous and very high-octane. This one, however, was more like a leisurely cruise down PCH with "Santeria" blasting on the stereo.
As reported by NBC 4, the chase started after a man had stolen a Mazda SUV in Westminster. He then led officers on a slooooow chase that ventured into Seal Beach. The SUV's tires were later flattened by a spike strip deployed by officers.
This led to a 30-minute standoff in which the man looked out the window and shouted at officers. At some point he took out a bottle of beer (it kinda looks like a forty to us) and took a swig from it.
Don't they say that Thursday is the new Friday? Well, this guy's living it.
A female passenger wasn't having it, however. In the middle of the standoff she left the car and walked into the custody of the officers. The standoff ended when the man exited his car, removed his shirt, and gave himself up.
The driver has been identified as 30-year-old Raul Negrete of Westminster. Police say he has a history of criminal activity. No word on who the female passenger is, though, and no clues as to her relation with the driver.
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