The chase began about 8 a.m. in La Crescenta and moved through La Canada Flintridge before returning to La Crescenta and moving on to Tujunga and Sunland, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
The driver maneuvered a white four-door sedan at high rates of speed during a chase that wended through several residential neighborhoods.
At one point, the driver threw a handsaw out of a window of the car as he moved along surface streets, sometimes on the wrong side of the road.
He was finally arrested after authorities performed multiple PIT maneuvers that brought the pursued vehicle to a halt. The driver remained in the car for several minutes before exiting and dropping to his knees.
He was taken into custody at Fenwick Street and Mather Avenue (map) in Sunland.
The man was wanted for robbery, kidnapping and grand theft auto “at minimum,” according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Mark Slater.
The driver’s name was not known, and an investigation was continuing.