Norwalk man dies after bizarre chase outside of Chuck E. Cheese

By Christian Brown

NORWALK Authorities have identified the man who died last Saturday after being detained by deputies who were called to Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Norwalk when he entered the restaurant in only a bloody shirt and underwear.


Deputies say they found 42-year-old Norwalk resident Victor Flores Jr. struggling with two passersby when they arrived to the 10900 block of Firestone Boulevard at 6:44 p.m. last Saturday, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau.


The two passersby initially spotted Flores in the middle of the street trying to get inside occupied vehicles, deputies said. The L.A. County Sheriff’s say Flores previously got into a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of Studebaker Road in Norwalk and tried to get into a second one.


Flores then ran southbound toward Firestone Boulevard, where he jumped into the flatbed of an occupied truck before falling out, Alexander said.


Later, Flores rushed inside Chuck E. Cheese bleeding and wearing only a shirt and his underwear. It was then that “two good Samaritans” detained him, deputies said.


The restaurant was placed on lockdown as deputies attempted to revive Flores.


The deputies performed CPR on Flores before he was taken to a local hospital, where he died. An autopsy is currently pending to determine the cause of his death, according to the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station.


Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


Christian Brown