Neither Marty McFly nor Dr. Emmett Brown emerged from the stainless steel DeLorean spotted in Santa Monica this week after a police pursuit.
A car that looked like the iconic fictional automobile-based time travel device that shuttled McFly "Back to the Future" drew the attention of onlookers Thursday morning as police pulled over the driver and arrested him for carjacking.
The drama began when Santa Monica police received a call of a carjacking in the 2600 block Ocean Front Walk, police said in a news release.
The carjacker led police on a short chase before crashing into a car about a half a mile away.
Police pinned the car in and took the man into custody.
The carjacker suffered minor injuries and he was booked charges of carjacking, reckless evading of police, and he had an outstanding traffic warrant, police said.
Maybe the driver just wanted to see what happened when he hit 88 mph. But he didn't get a chance to leave any fiery tracks.