U-Haul truck
A couple who led police on a chase through Los Angeles in a stolen U-Haul truck surprised officers when they kissed passionately moments before the pursuit ended, Jan. 3, 2017. In this photo, a U-Haul truck departs from a U-Haul store in Morton Grove, Illinois, Jan. 23, 2003. Getty Images

A slow-speed pursuit in a stolen U-Haul pickup truck through southwest Los Angeles County, California, on Wednesday ended with the driver and passenger hugging and kissing, before being shot from a Taser gun by the police.

The chase, captured by several television helicopters, finally ended on Whittier Boulevard and 3rd Street shortly before 12:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, when officers used a stun gun to subdue a man, who exited the vehicle but refused to stop hugging and kissing the female driver.

The pair was taken into custody at the end of the standoff and chase that began at about 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday after the driver failed to yield. The chase reportedly began in Bell Gardens before continuing into Long Beach, Vernon and Commerce.

Police had successfully used a spike strip on the truck, however it failed to stop the pursuit. The truck’s right front tire had completely blown out, but it still rolled on the rim of the truck’s front passenger-side, dragging it along the roadway, ABC7 News reported.

At one point in the pursuit, police said the truck was involved in a collision with another car in the city of Montebello at an intersection, before the vehicle fishtailed and continued driving, this time on the wrong side of the street.

The chase continued for several more blocks and then finally stopped on Whittier Boulevard, in front of the Chevrolet of Montebello dealership, where it turned into a standoff, Los Angeles Times reported.

Videos captured by several onlookers and television helicopters, showed that a sheriff’s SWAT vehicle arrived at the scene after the chase stopped. Officers then put up crime scene tape to keep away the increasing number of people watching the incident from getting too close.

As seen in the video, the female driver eventually opened her door, raising her hands up to surrender, but her male passenger stopped her from getting out by starting to hug her around her neck and her waist. When they both finally got out, the driver tried to put her hands on her head, but the man continued to hug and kiss her.

Police officers ended the embrace by shooting the man with a taser.

The U-Haul truck was reported to be stolen out of Alhambra, according to investigators. Bell Gardens police later identified the female as Trisha Martinez and the male passenger as her boyfriend, Harold Escobar-Chavez; both of whom are believed to be transients, according to the CW affiliate, KTLA 5 News.

Authorities said both the suspects were under the influence of alcohol and drugs, they were later taken to a nearby hospital for a check-up.