Los Angeles police arrested a man in Westchester after he stole an idling hotel shuttle. According to police, the man committed the theft last month near Los Angeles International Airport.
According to witnesses, the man stole the empty shuttle, as it idled near the airport. After leaving in the shuttle, he appeared to strike cars intentionally. Police said the man struck a number of parked vehicles, before taking the shuttle onto the freeway. Once on the 405 freeway, the man pulled over and abandoned the vehicle. He ran across several lanes of traffic carrying a rake and a stick.
Police briefly stopped southbound traffic on the freeway to prevent the man from being struck. They later arrested the suspect, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.
Los Angeles theft lawyer
When you face theft charges, hire an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
Being under the influence of a substance is not an acceptable defense. You will be held responsible for your actions when you’re intoxicated, even if you don’t remember what happened. That’s why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in court.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is especially important when you face felony charges. The state’s Three Strikes Law can land you in prison, extend your sentence or even put you in prison for life. Whether you’re facing your first felony charge or you have a history of felony convictions, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County theft case.
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