One of the world’s worst car chases ended when a pedestrian boldly stood in front of a deranged driver’s car — only to get arrested along with the wacko behind the wheel.
A Los Angeles man with an anti-war sign on his convertible drove at a snail’s pace through the San Fernando Valley for nearly an hour Friday evening, as several cop cars crawled behind.
The super-mellow man, who hasn’t been identified, smiled, waved and flashed the peace sign at onlookers, many of whom shouted rather un-peaceful remarks at him for slowing down traffic, KTLA reported.
His sign read: “Victory War Over We Win.”
Police initially responded to a call that the man might be driving while impaired, but he took off when cops tried to pull him over.
The slow-mo pursuit dragged on for eight miles until an apparent good Samaritan stood in front of the man’s car, bringing him to a stop and giving cops a chance to nab him.
But then the good Samaritan went a step too far, grabbing the driver and pinning him to the hood of his own car — until police pulled him off and arrested both men.
The driver could be charged with driving under the influence and evading an officer, and the savior-turned-assailant could face criminal charges too, but none have been announced.
“(Police are) going to speak to the bystander and see what his mental status is and see why he did what he did,” Tony Im of the LAPD told the Los Angeles Times. “Because that was kind of dangerous for him.”
LAPD cars trailed the car for nearly an hour, almost at walking pace.
The LAPD did not immediately return requests for further comment.
Some reportedly suspected the driver’s parade-of-one might’ve had something to do with Memorial Day, but police thus far have no idea what was he intended.