An LA driver suspected of stealing an E46 BMW 3-Series
led cops on a chase in Van Nuys, California, before stumbling on traffic and crashing into another car – but that's not even the best part.
We've seen police pursuits before
, but nothing like this: the man, who has not been identified by police yet, jumped out of the BMW with a…large skateboard in his hands, which he unsuccessfully tried to ride before abandoning the effort and relying on his feet to make a run for it.
All this while news helicopters were recording the bizarre scene from the sky.
In the end, a civilian in a red truck came to the aid of the cops who were on foot cornering the man on a gate.
"I seen the guy running with a skateboard in his hand, and he's running from the cops, they're like right on him, there's about six or seven cops, and he got on his skateboard and he started moving, and it was just instinct just to block the guy off, slow him down a little bit," the pickup truck driver, Lou Pizarro, told ABC11's Eyewitness News
. "That's all I could do.
The cherry topping on the cake? Turns out that, according to ABC and other news outlets, the truck driver is reality TV star Lou or Luis Pizarro of TruTV's "Operation Repo"!