Driver Plows Into Sheriff’s Recruits in L.A. County, Injuring 25
Sheriff’s deputies were out in force this morning in Los Angeles to arrest several juveniles for suspected car theft and then to use their billy clubs and pepper spray to subdue and handcuff the suspects.
The incident began with a car being stolen sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 7th Street.
Several young men were reported to have gotten into the stolen vehicle after the deputy noticed one of them was wearing a body camera.
Three juveniles managed to escape.
A few minutes after the deputy spotted one of the juveniles with the body camera, he spotted three other juveniles, all of them wearing body cameras, in possession of the car.
At that point, a deputy asked the three suspects to show their hands.
One of the suspects put his hand in his back pocket and began to walk backwards away from the car. As he did so, a deputy yelled, “Show me your hands.”
The suspect complied and reached down to his waist and opened his hands.
The deputy then yelled for the suspect, “Now show me your hands.”
The suspect took one step forward, which caused the deputy to yell in pain. The suspect turned around and began to run as the deputy yelled after him, “Stop!”
The suspect continued to run, and the deputy said, “He’s got something in his hand.”
The suspect yelled back, “It’s nothing.”
The suspect’s feet continued to run, and the deputy yelled, “I told you to stop! Stop! Stop right there, and you can take a ride.”
The suspect ran about a dozen feet, and the deputy yelled again, “Stop! Stop!”
The suspect continued to run, and the deputy yelled again, “Stop! Stop! Stop!”
The suspect stopped and turned around, as did the deputy.
The deputy opened