LAPD Chase Ends when Stolen Tesla's Battery Runs Out of Juice

March 29, 2024
An accused car thief was arrested after fleeing LAPD officers in a stolen Tesla Model S and sparking a chase that finally ended when the vehicle's battery lost its charge.

A suspect fleeing LAPD officers in a stolen Tesla was foiled when the vehicle's battery ran out of juice during a chase Thursday.

The owner of a Tesla Model S reported the vehicle stolen at about 11:35 p.m., KTLA-TV reports. Police located the car in the Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood, and the chase began.

During the chase, the car's owner informed police when the car's battery was down to 1%. Finally, the vehicle's battery lost its charge, and LAPD officers arrested the suspected car thief.

No other details were released about the incident.

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