In Los Angeles last month, a man wanted for carjacking attempted to escape from the police on a skateboard.
In a video released by the police on Friday, Pedro Villalobos can be seen abruptly jumping out of a stolen pick-up truck, holding a skateboard after losing control of the vehicle during a police chase.
Half a dozen cops who had been pursuing Villalobos had their guns raised when he abandoned the truck, which was pulling an attached trailer.
The officers warned Villalobos to stop and show his hands, but instead, he donned a reflective yellow vest and took off down the dark street on a skateboard.
Several officers chased Villalobos on foot, while additional units drove past his position.
However, Villalobos did not get far. An officer who drove past him jumped out of his cruiser and pushed him off his board as he tried to swerve around the cop.
Villalobos fell to the ground and was quickly covered by four officers.
The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury to his right leg that he sustained in the fall.
This incident led to a police investigation, as the department is required to probe all law enforcement-related injuries. Later, Villalobos was booked on two counts of vehicle theft and one count of reckless evading.
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