A Burbank Police Officer while on routine patrol spotted a 2013 Honda driving in the hill area of Burbank and after running the license plate, it came back as a stolen car.
The officer followed the car until he had additional backup which included a drive by the Burbank Police Station at Orange Grove and Third St. before conducting a felony stop on Third Street, just north of Magnolia Blvd around 2:45 pm. The driver refused to obey police officers demands to exit the car. A standoff ensued until the man exited the vehicle just before 5:00 pm.
Burbank’s crisis negotiators attempted to talk the suspect out of the car, that was now being blocked in by a patrol car and two armored vehicles. When their attempts failed, Burbank’s SWAT Team and Mental Evaluations Team responded to the scene and again attempted to get the alleged car thief suspect to exit the car.
Burbank’s SWAT Team deployed a diversionary device as the man was now located in the passenger seat. After about 30 minutes passed, officers used different methods to get the suspect from the car. Burbank SWAT was assisted by a members of the Glendale Police Department’s SWAT team with their Bearcat Armored Vehicle.
Two hours into the standoff, SWAT officers deployed chemical irritants into the car causing the suspect to throw pieces of his clothing out the passenger window. Moments later he raised his hand and exited the car wearing only red underwear. Still failing to comply with orders, he was then struck with a non – lethal device and he fell to the ground and was taken into custody.
Burbank Paramedics were on scene and took him to the hospital to be checked prior to being booked into Burbank’s Jail on numerous felony charges. Burbank Police reported the alleged suspect as Brandon Degourville 28 years old of Los Angeles.