Mother turns in son who police say crashed stolen BMW


An 18-year-old Pasadena man who authorities say fled after crashing a stolen BMW into a fence last week turned himself in on Thursday, thanks to his mother.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Bill Jaeger said Marquise Lamar McGlothurn, who also goes by the name “Marcus,” was arrested and booked after being brought to the station by his mother.

“On Thursday, Marquise’s mom turned him in,” Jaeger told Times Community News. He added that she took the action after hearing news reports describing the incident.


McGlothurn had been driving a 2011 black BMW on Angeles Crest Highway near the 210 Freeway at around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 when a deputy in the vicinity saw him make an illegal U-turn, Sheriff’s Department officials reported last week.

They said the deputy pursued the vehicle, which turned onto Beulah Drive and lost control at an intersection at Berkshire Avenue, crashing into a residential fence.

McGlothurn then exited the vehicle, officials said, initiating a search that lasted until about 6 p.m. that day.

Cardine writes for Times Community News.