L.A.'s famous car chases just got put to shame -- by a couple of wild and crazy llamas on the loose in Arizona.
The suspects were wandering around the Sun City retirement community outside Phoenix -- and they managed to hold their would-be-captors at bay for about 45 minutes. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department even had to get involved.
The llamas -- one black, one white, and unarmed -- were eventually rounded up ... actually lassoed ... live on television.
Far as we can tell ... no one got spit on during the chase -- but that would've been awesome.