The News Gods looked down from the heavens and gave the LA stations what they crave for the ratings book.
A car chase.
Some "rocket scientist" thought that he would be able to outrun the LAPD in a van. The LA stations were all over the coverage with their news choppers.
The cops threw down some spike strips and the van's tires were ruined. The suspect bailed and started to run of foot.
He was running pretty damn fast until he hit a wet spot, slipped and the cops were all over him.
Listen to the anchors as they cover the chase. It's a car chase in LA, even they can't get excited anymore.
Here's the climax of the coverage from KTTV.