Scene in LA

From the Los Angeles Times archives is this crazy photograph published on Dec. 18, 1985.

While traveling to an assignment, Times photographer Dave Gatley found that he was following a car in which it appeared that a man was being kidnapped at gunpoint, top. Gatley used his mobile phone to relay a call to Chula Vista police, keeping them informed of the car’s progress for three miles. When the car stopped at Argus Drive-Thru Dairy, 701 Broadway in Chula Vista, police made their move, bottom, only to find that the men, in their 20s, were just fooling around – with a plastic gun. No charges were filed.

The arrest photo is wild as well.


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