It's almost as if this suspect was prepared for what would allegedly happen this morning. Because cops say his handy skateboard served as both a weapon to fend off angry neighbors and as a would-be getaway vehicle.

It wasn't fast enough, apparently.

Cops say a skater behind the wheel of an SUV hit a pedestrian and then crashed into a home before …

… you guessed it … he used his deck-and-wheels to fend off incensed residents. Then he tried to kick-push his way to freedom, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera told the Weekly.

Maybe he should get some old-school, speedy Cadillac wheels, because onlookers caught him and held the suspect until cops arrived, she said.

It all happened about 7:45 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Wesley Ave.

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An ambulance responded to take care of the person who was hit. It wasn't clear if he or she was hospitalized.

The skater was collared.


LA Weekly