The Pentagon says the suspect in Thursday’s crazy Los Angeles police chase was discharged early from the U.S. Marine Corps due to sub-par “character of service.”
The suspect–Hershel Reynolds–“served in the Marines from April 22, 2014 to Jan. 13, 2016.”
According to ABC 7, police were led to Reynolds by a burglary victim who claimed to have been robbed by suspects driving the blue Mustang convertible. Authorities then caught up to Reynolds on the 710 Freeway only to have him exit and do donuts and drive on the wrong way on side streets. He eventually pulled over in a South L.A. neighborhood and hugged spectators who had watched him via helicopter coverage, then sat on the hood of the car to wait for police.
The Mustang was a rental car that was due to be returned Friday.
During his brief stint with the Marines, Reynolds was “trained…as a Marine Corps motor vehicle operator.” He is now being held on $50,000 bond. His passenger–19-year-old Isaiah Young–is being held on $80,000 bond “due to an outstanding warrant.” Both men will appear in court on Monday.
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