Photo: Eli Shamszadeh, April 11, 2016. Shamszadeh shot photos from a safe distance across Allesandro Street from the Rosebud underpass while he waited to get up the hill.
Photo: Eli Shamszadeh, April 11, 2016. According to another neighbor, LAFD rolled up on Rosebud without sirens. We know it's a torched stolen car because 1. there is no parking anytime under the SR 2 Freeway on Rosebud, and 2. this used to happen almost weekly in the early 1990s. It's been so long since we've had one, at least one longtime neighbor on the 2 Freeway side of the hill thought it sounded like a horrible accident.
Photo: Eli Shamszadeh, April 11, 2016. According to Shamszadeh, by 10:48 PM, LAFD was gone and Rosebud was open again.
While there have been very few torched stolen cars under the 2 Freeway in the last 10 years, the last one we documented was in 2007.