Police began chasing a SUV that was reported stolen near the Los
Angeles suburb of Mid-City at about 3:50 p.m. and then through
Long Beach and into the Wilmington neighborhood, an local ABC
news affiliate reported.
The driver bailed from the vehicle at the Port of Los Angeles
and then climbed a crane. He spent hours atop the structure,
stretching, doing handstands, dangling and eventually taking off
his clothes as police negotiators tried to talk him down before
he fell, ABC 7 in Los Angeles reported.
Police said in an alert that the man, who was not identified,
fell 160 feet (50 m) to his death a little after 8 p.m.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman in Los Angeles,
Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Toby Chopra)
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