Suspect Chased to LCF Runs Away on Foot and is Caught the Next Day

A 23-year-old Los Angeles man who is suspected of leading police on a car chase and foot pursuit in La Cañada Flintridge Sunday was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department Officers on Monday during a car chase in L.A.

At 11:36 p.m., Monday, LAPD officers determined Su Chung was driving a stolen blue Suburban in the Rampart Division of L.A., near the intersection of Kingsley Drive and Third Street.

The chase ended with Chung's arrest, near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Second Street, at 11:50 p.m.

"They [officers] recognized a stolen vehicle [but] they didn't recognize it to be Mr. Chung. They ended up taking him into custody at Vermont [Avenue] and Second [Street]," said Sgt. Assistant Officer In Charge Catherine Plows, of the LAPD.

Chung is now in the custody of the L.A County Sheriff's Station.

Prior to the arrest on Monday, Chung was driving a stolen 1999 white Nissan Maxima.

When LAPD officers determined that car was stolen Chung lead police officers on a Christmas Day chase from L.A's Rampart Division to the Foothill (210) Freeway, heading westbound, at about 3:15 p.m.

From there Chung stopped his car near the intersection of the Foothill Freeway and Indiana Avenue and ran into storm drains close by.

"He ran into a storm drain and came out on the Descanso Gardens side. There's a whole maze of tunnels there and whichever one he took he came out the other side. We sent out our K9 unit," Plows said.

Due to the multiple drains, officers lost track of Chung during the pursuit until he was apprehended the next day.

LAPD believe that Chung had a specific reason for running to La Cañada.

"We ended up discovering he had a family living in that area," Plows said.

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