Video shows car turn balmy LA boardwalk into chaos

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In this still frame made from security camera footage from Snapchat, Inc. headquarters, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A driver plowed into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in a seemingly intentional hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured 11 others. (AP Photo/Snapchat Inc.)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Security video of a man driving into a crowd at a Los Angeles boardwalk opens with hundreds of people walking lazily or sitting at cafes before a black car suddenly appears and sends them scrambling wildly.

Restaurant manager Dennis Walker showed The Associated Press the seven-minute video of the Saturday melee that killed one person and injured 11.

It shows a young man parking the car next to the boardwalk. Minutes later he gets out wearing a baseball cap, gray shirt and white pants as he walks between the boardwalk and car for several minutes.

He then gets in and the car rapidly accelerates, screeching across a sidewalk to reach the promenade. The vehicle runs down sidewalk vendors and their booths and hits other people and objects as drives out of sight.

 
 
 

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