By LUCY GUANUNA
BOYLE HEIGHTS – A robbery suspect who tried to evade police by jumping into Hollenbeck Park Lake eventually surrendered early this morning after officers offered him a slice of pizza.
Police were called after a woman reported being robbed near Hollenbeck Park at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, said Sgt Barragan with the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division. Officers tried to make contact with the suspect but he fled and ran into the lake in the center of the park where he remained for several hours during a standoff with police, Barragan said. He eventually emerged from the water after being offered a slice of pizza by officers, Barragan said.
The man was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, Barragan said.
Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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