Hit-and-run victim chases after suspect in Industry

INDUSTRY — Deputies arrested a Hacienda Heights man late Tuesday after crashing into the same man’s car twice and fleeing the scene, authorities said.
Louis Espinoza, 23, was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Katz said in a written statement.
The incident began about 1:45 p.m. at Salt Lake Avenue and Turnbull Canyon Road, the lieutenant said.
After crashing into another car, “(Espinoza) fled the scene of the accident, followed by the victim,” Katz said. The victim called 9-1-1 and got in touch with deputies from the sheriff’s Industry Station.
“The suspect drove approximately one mile away from the first accident scene,” Katz said. “The victim followed the suspect to a cul-de-sac where the suspect drove recklessly through two chain link fences and ultimately struck the victim’s vehicle a second time.”
Espinoza abandoned his disabled car and ran to a nearby McDonald’s restaurant, officials said, where he called his mother and had her pick him up.
Deputies found Espinoza at his home after linking his vehicle registration to his address, Katz added,
According to sheriff’s booking records, Espinoza was released from jail Wednesday after posting $35,000 bail. He was due in West Covina Superior Court Thursday for arraignment.

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