DJ Marshmello's $550K monster truck stolen and suspect leads police on a pursuit through Los Angeles

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Southern California residents took a break from election coverage to watch a pursuit unfold on the streets of Los Angeles.

And it was revealed that DJ Marshmello's £550,000 monster truck was stolen from a dealership before it crashed outside of a Taco Bell in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday night.

The chase began in the Van Nuys area when a suspect stole his ride from a Galpin dealership and weaved his way down to Malibu before ending up back near where the pursuit initially began.

a truck that is driving down the street: DJ Marshmello's £550,000 monster truck was stolen from a dealership before it crashed outside of a Taco Bell in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday night. (C) Provided by Daily Mail DJ Marshmello's £550,000 monster truck was stolen from a dealership before it crashed outside of a Taco Bell in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday night.

The Hennessy VelociRaptor 6x6 was first introduced by Ford in 2017 and retails on average at roughly £360,000.

Local coverage began reporting on the pursuit around 9:50 p.m. when the suspect was heading through Malibu Canyon to the 101 freeway. 

Pursuits have become a social media phenomenon in Los Angeles with users following along for every detail of the chase. 

Despite the Lost Hills Sheriffs Station issuing a spike strip on Las Virgenes Road, the beast of a vehicle plowed through and made its way to the freeway before circling around surface streets miles away.  

Around the city: The chase began in the Van Nuys area when a suspect stole his ride from a Galpin dealership and weaved his way down to Malibu before ending up back near where the pursuit initially beganBig one: At the time, longtime local anchor Pat Harvey reported that the suspect was driving a '£350,000 F150 Velociraptor' before crashing into a light poleBuilt tough: The Hennessy VelociRaptor 6x6 was first introduced by Ford in 2017 and retails on average at roughly £360,0003/3 SLIDES

At the time, longtime local anchor Pat Harvey reported that the suspect was driving a '£350,000 F150 Velociraptor' before crashing into a light pole. 

The massive Ford F-550 6x6 truck was actually redesigned by Dave Sparks of the Diesel Brothers, and he was watching the pursuit unfold.  

'When my homie/client @marshmellomusic/@shalizi texts me late at night to tell me that his SMCO6x6 has been stolen and involved in a high speed chase,' he wrote. 

a person wearing a costume: Best: Marshemllo ? who's real name is Christopher Comstock ? is one of the highes-paid DJ's in the world with massive success from songs including Alone, Happier and Summer (C) Provided by Daily Mail Best: Marshemllo ? who's real name is Christopher Comstock ? is one of the highes-paid DJ's in the world with massive success from songs including Alone, Happier and Summer a truck driving down a street next to a car: Top of the line: Sparks released a video of the souped up black truck on its way to Marshmello in 2019 (C) Provided by Daily Mail Top of the line: Sparks released a video of the souped up black truck on its way to Marshmello in 2019

'Got pretty wild for a minute there when they couldn't stop it #smco6x6 #mellomadeitright. Give us a call if you want one of these beasts for yourself.' 

The Los Angeles Times later identified the suspect as 27-year-old Edward Cruz who was booked on suspicion of grand theft auto and felony evading police.

Marshemllo -- who's real name is Christopher Comstock -- is one of the highes-paid DJ's in the world with massive success from songs including Alone, Happier and Summer.

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