A random pedestrian news outlets alternately referred to as “heroic” and “crazy” brought a wild Los Angeles police chase to an end as he stepped in front of the suspect’s car, ending the hour-long pursuit.

Reporters suggested the man, who walked into the middle of the street and managed to do what police couldn’t, was either “homeless” or “an unstable individual.” He likely saved taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and was arrested for his effort.



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