His murders were NOT committed in Lost Angeles. In Irvine and Riverside.
So Tony is just running his politically ambitious mouth, while LE works the case.
He could be holding some local resident inside their home, warm and with enough food to last awhile.
I think the broken axle disrupted his “plan” if he had much of a plan. He fled with what he could carry, leaving behind the cot etc.
I’ve listened to a couple of “special forces” types on the radio, and they said this perp has NT been trained in special operations, and is NOT a super rambo.
If he escapes from the immediate area, he still can NOT disguise his size.
Case in point, see this shopkeeper and his friend from back during the LA Riots:
size wouodn’t matter if he dressed as a very fat female.