LOS ANGELES — A naked man who sprinted with Los Angeles police officers running after him and a police helicopter overhead is in custody after a lengthy chase .
The pursuit at dawn Friday captured live by TV news helicopters began after the man abandoned a suspected stolen truck on a freeway east of downtown.
Officers closed in as he hid under trees, but the man then ran down an embankment and across several busy freeway connector roads, dodging cars.
The man disappeared into a hilly wooded area behind residences but officers caught up with him.
He was not immediately identified.