Dog thrown from car as high-speed chase ends in SoCal

The dog, named Bobby, appeared to be OK

(NBC) LOS ANGELES - A driver's plan to get away from authorities in a stolen car was dashed Wednesday when he threw a dog from the moving vehicle and drove into a Palmdale cul-de-sac, where officers took him into custody after a chase that hit speeds of more than 100 mph.

The pursuit began on Sherman Way and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood. That's where police ran a license plate check and found that the white, two-door Honda had been involved in a carjacking, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood division said.

CBS47/KSEE24 broadcast the chase live on Facebook. The dog is ejected around the 7-minute mark.

When officers tried to pull the driver over, he took off and got into the Santa Clarita Valley, traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph in light traffic on the northbound 14 Freeway.

The driver got off the freeway and drove into a Palmdale neighborhood, where he swung the door open and tossed out a small white dog as he made a turn into a dead end street.

With nowhere to turn, he got out of the car and attempted to run away, but stumbled on the sidewalk and was taken into custody.

Police said the driver, identified as 31-year-old Saul Iban Angel of North Hollywood, was wanted for a burglary. The vehicle he was driving was carjacked on November 1.

The dog, named Bobby, appeared to be OK. It did not belong to the suspect, police said.


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