A suspect possibly connected to a carjacking led authorities on a chase from the San Fernando Valley to Palmdale on Wednesday, occasionally topping 100 mph before he pulled into a neighborhood, opened his door to release a small dog then came to a stop and surrendered.
The chase began shortly before noon near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Sherman Way, then moved north, with the suspect eventually driving north on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Santa Clarita. He then headed east on state Route 138 into the Palmdale area.
Once there, the suspect drove through traffic signals and moved at high speed along some residential streets. At one point he cut through a gas station, and at another he went onto the grounds of a market.
Around 12:20 p.m., the suspect pulled into a residential neighborhood, slowed the car and opened the driver’s side door, releasing a small white dog that ran from the car. The suspect closed the door and continued driving, but stopped a short time later and tried to run before tripping in a driveway. He then came to a stop and raised his hands to surrender.
NBC4 reported the car may have been connected to a carjacking or theft that occurred Tuesday.