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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Man loses leg after going on joyride in stolen LAPD cruiser and crashing into Starbucks

A man is in critical condition after stealing an LAPD police cruiser and racing it at high speeds before crashing outside of a Starbuck’s coffee shop.

The man, whose identity has not been released, stole the vehicle early Thursday morning and races along South La Brea Avenue before crashing it into a pole outside of the coffee shop.

He was thrown from the vehicle after it crashed, and his leg was severed, authorities said.

LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez told KTLA that officers were on the scene of an unrelated crime, and one officer left his unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

A witness called minutes later to report the stolen squad car careering down La Brea and San Vicente, and watched in horror as the car slammed into the pole at speeds of up to 80mph. Read More