A police chase in Southern California had a weird ending on Tuesday night when a suspect broke into dance on Laurel Canyon Boulevard while police had their guns drawn.
During the arrest, three highway patrol officers had their guns pointed towards the driver as he backed away from the car on a shut-down road and barked orders at him.
The suspect at first complies, walking slowly away from the car with his hands up and his back in the direction of the police officers.
The suspect suddenly breaks into a short dance routine, shuffling his feet and flailing his arms while doing several spins and bending at the waist to touch his toes.
The dance sequence lasts about 15 seconds and the man then begins to follow police orders by lifting up his shirt to show he is not armed.
Before the dancing incident, the suspect led California Highway Patrol cops on a pursuit from Sherman Oaks to Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles.
Police initiated a “PIT maneuver” where they intentionally hit the suspect’s car, causing him to spin out and come to a stop near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Van Nuys Boulevard.
Once the suspect stopped dancing, the officers took him into custody. Charges against him are pending.
A suspect’s driving wasn’t the only thing that was reckless: He also busted out some carefree dance moves at the end of a chase – all while officers had their guns drawn. https://t.co/NxK3A13Xp6 pic.twitter.com/CjQPP55vy5
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 20, 2019