Look at this video that shows the Mistaken identity: Watch this news helicopter start following the wrong car during a police chase. There’s no better way for a local news channel to burn screen time than capturing a live police chase — it’s a perfect combination of chaos and familiarity that fixes eyeballs to TV screens during the middle of the day. Of course, local news stations also have a way of completely dropping the ball, which is exactly what happened to the KTLA News helicopter during a seemingly low-speed police chase.
During the chase, the suspect drives under an overpass, and the camera jumps to an innocent man driving a black Chevrolet Impala. While the suspect and the person not at all associated with the chase are driving similarly colored cars — both are black as you can see in the video above — but that’s about where the similarities end.