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Golden Apple fans at Free Comic Book Day witness car chase, crash
Golden Apple fans at Free Comic Book Day witness car chase, crash

Fans waiting in line Saturday for the annual Free Comic Book Day event at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose Avenue witnessed firsthand the kind of high-speed car chase and police action regularly featured in graphic novels. Dozens of people in two lines streaming into the store and a nearby gallery and parking lot, where free comic book issues were being handed out, first heard sirens around 12:30 p.m. Then a yellow Jeep, its front bumper damaged, peeled south down La Brea Avenue, swinging left onto Melrose in front of Golden Apple, followed quickly by at least two police cruisers. Fans began to shout and scatter as the Jeep slowed and a bedraggled woman, wig askew, exited the...

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