A man stole a fake police car from the filming set of “Lethal Weapon” in Downtown Long Beach on Wednesday and led officers on a short pursuit before crashing into another car, authorities said.
Officers located the stolen, grey Ford Crown Victoria around 4:35 p.m. in the area of Long Beach Boulevard just south of Willow Street, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.
The Crown Victoria, equipped to look like a police vehicle, had been stolen from a location on Broadway near the Promenade where crews were shooting scenes for the “Lethal Weapon” TV series, she said.
The suspect led police on a short pursuit north on Long Beach Boulevard before crashing into a silver Mercedes Benz heading southbound.
A man and woman in the Mercedes complained of pains but were not transported to a hospital, she said.
The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Nicholas Cannon of Long Beach, was taken into custody.
This isn’t the only problem to plague the TV shoot this week.
During filming on Wednesday morning, a car crashed into a zip-line, causing a chain-reaction that yanked down a light pole. No one was injured.
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