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How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.
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Los Angeles is notorious for its all-consuming love of car chases. But is the city ready to embrace gnarlier, albeit more sluggishly paced, skateboard pursuits?

One pioneering dude decided to give it a try on Monday in Van Nuys as he fled from police in an allegedly stolen BMW. A news camera caught him crashing into another vehicle and then bolting out of the driver's-side door with something cradled in his arm. "Is that a gun?" asks a man involved in the filming. Nope: "Skateboard." (A longboard, to be precise.)