The whole thing was caught on video by Matthew Santoro. The 32-year-old YouTuber, with over 6 million subscribers, is always ready to roll. “We captured it and the LAPD retweeted it, and they DM’d me and said thank you for basically capturing somebody,” Santoro wrote on Facebook.
UPDATE: The woman seen running away from the stolen car has been taken into custody. Thanks to all the community members who helped out. This has, and will always be, a team effort! https://t.co/edl4M6e3GQ
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 20, 2018
Police later confirmed that the SUV was indeed stolen in Santa Monica and that Erica Puig is now facing charges for grand theft auto.