A 19-year-old Arcadia man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly carjacked a La Crescenta motorist and then crashed the Fiat into a light pole.
The man, Trevon Lofton, was dancing in the intersection of Montrose and La Crescenta avenues at about 10:30 p.m. when he approached the Fiat and began yelling profanity and challenging the 42-year-old motorist to a fight, according to Glendale police reports.
Lofton then slammed his hands on the Fiat, opened the driver’s door and started punching him, police said. The motorist tried to protect himself and began hitting Lofton with his fists and legs.
As soon as he unfastened his seat belt, Lofton pulled the motorist from his Fiat, threw him on the ground and drove away with the car, police said.
Lofton, who was wearing large headphones during the incident, drove the Fiat with the driver’s door open, but crashed into a light pole after traveling about 30 feet, police said.
After seeing Lofton crash, the motorist ran up to him and tried to pull him from the Fiat, police said, but they began fighting again.
During the fight, the motorist called police using his Bluetooth earpiece and was able to remove Lofton from the car. Lofton then walked toward a 7-Eleven parking lot, where he tried to fight another man, police said.
That’s when police found Lofton and arrested him on suspicion of carjacking.
Police said Lofton smelled like alcohol.