CHP Chases Porsche With No Plates, Arrests Driver, Passenger in Burbank

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BURBANK (CNS) - The driver of a Porsche convertible with no plates and his passenger were in custody today in Burbank after they led officers on a chase through Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The chase ended at 10 p.m. Friday in an alley off the 300 block of Cordova Street when the man and woman exited the vehicle and walked into the backyard of a home. The car continued to roll and came to a stop when it hit another vehicle in the alley.

ABC7 identified the man as Bill Robinson, a man neighbors said had been acting out in recent weeks.

“Just in the past few months, a lot of erratic behavior about religion and catching people for their crimes and this and that,” neighbor Bianca Ortega told the station. “Just like really odd behavior, like every time I go outside, like (he) wants to rant to me for 30 minutes about crazy far- fetched stuff...I've been trying to keep my distance.”

California Highway Patrol officers began chasing the car at 8 p.m. on the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard in Universal City. The vehicle was originally pursued by Burbank police, a CHP officer said.

The driver headed south on the Hollywood Freeway and then east on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway before exiting on a bus ramp in El Monte and then entering the westbound San Bernardino Freeway.

From there, he headed south on the Long Beach (710) Freeway, east on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Orange County, north on the Orange (57) Freeway, west on the Pomona (60) Freeway, north on the Hollywood (101) Freeway, where he exited at Barham Boulevard, continued onto Olive Avenue, then north on Hollywood Way, east onto Oak Street, then south into the alley off of Cordova Street, where he and the woman ditched the vehicle.

At some point during the pursuit, the convertible's top was lowered.

The name of the woman was not disclosed.

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