the 100 block of North Brand Boulevard, police said.
An officer stopped the boy at shortly after 3 p.m. at Brand Boulevard
and California Avenue after seeing him make an illegal turn, Police Sgt.
Rick Young said.
"The officer asked him to turn off the car and then he noticed there
were no keys in the ignition," Young said.
The boy then allegedly drove away from the officer and abandoned the
car, running into the bushes but leaving his shoes behind. Officers
surrounded the area and a police helicopter flew overhead, searching for
the boy, who was wearing a yellow shirt. Security guards at a nearby
building found the boy, who had removed his shirt and tucked it into his
pants, Young said.
The car the boy was driving, a Toyota sedan, was reported stolen to
the LAPD in Van Nuys, Young said.