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One of the most bizarre chases California has ever seen

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Two men who led police on a wild chase through the streets and highways of southern California  were taken into custody — but not before they shook hands, gave out hugs and took selfies– as if they were celebrities greeting their fans.

From start to finish – this was one of the most bizarre chases California has ever seen — local media reported.

Police say the driver, 20-year-old Herschel Reynolds,  and his passenger, 19-year old Isaiah Young, were wanted on a home burglary charge in Cerritos. The call came in about 1:30pm Thursday.

Screen shot from video.
Screen shot from video.

On a rainy afternoon, the SOCAL pursuit took a wild turn as the driver starts pushing through  traffic on the 101 freeway –  hitting other cars and driving recklessly.  KTLA news choppers were above the scene as Reynolds starts driving in the shoulder, passing cars that are going about  5-miles per hour.  He pushes through traffic as sirens are blaring behind him.  Young is seen at one point hanging out of the dark blue Mustang convertible, talking on his cell phone.

At one point, the driver starts goofing off  in the middle of the road — doing doughnuts.

Then they head west on Hollywood Blvd, which is packed with tourists. They move into a residential area  driving along a two-lane,  windy road through the Hollywood Hills — very erratically.

The already damaged car took another hit after driving over a spike strip.  The duo gets back on the Freeway where traffic is crawling. At one point during the freeway chase, a TMZ bus tried to block the car, but Reynolds drove  around it and kept going.

The bizarre two-hour pursuit through the streets of LA ended even more strangely as police finally caught up with the pair.

Screen shot from video.
Screen shot from video.

The chase came to an end in a south LA neighborhood — where the suspects  got out of the car and started  hugging people, taking selfies and shaking hands – just before deputies arrived.

They were both taken into custody without incident. Police say they were  about seven minutes behind because they were strategically tracking the duo from the air – so that innocent people did not get hurt on the ground.

Both men are behind bars facing a long list of charges.

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