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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Pole vs. Car: Poles are Undefeated!

... and Karma makes an appearance in full force!


Man loses leg after going on joyride in stolen LAPD cruiser and slamming it into pole outside of Starbucks
  • Unnamed suspect stole cop car around 4am Thursday
  • Took it on joyride before he crashed into pole outside of Starbucks
  • Remains in critical condition and lost a leg in the accident


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.

The suspect was then thrown out of the vehicle, which then rolled over several times.

Witness Scott Pare told KABC that the sight was something out of Hollywood. ‘I’ve never seen a police car that mangled in my whole life, even on TV.’

He added: ‘I heard a crash, bang, boom…unbelievable.’

Officer Tenesha Dobine says the car was stolen shortly before 4 a.m. as police were investigating a report of an assault with a deadly weapon and robbery in the southwest area of town.

She says a supervisor left the keys in the car and a man jumped in and took off on a joyride.

He sped north on La Brea Avenue for several minutes before crashing into the pole and building.
The patrol car was totalled. Nobody else was hurt.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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Why do so many stolen cars end up this way? Could it explain why these asshats needed a car in the first place?
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The investigator said that they want to find out why he stole the car. I got an answer... because one of your dip shits left the keys in the ignition! This ain't Mayberry, it's LA! Criminals do stuff... because!
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...I guess you could say he didn't "walk away" from that....

...I'm not that much in a hurry to get to Starbucks...
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And yet again... we prove " YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID " !!!!

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This is why in NJ there is a secret switch that must be debressed to put a police car in gear. It is obviously not talked about much and I only know about it becaue a friend of mine owns a body shop that repairs police cars. And no I wont say where it is or what it looks like.

No police car has been stolen in NJ since this switch was installed. And boy it must such to be the idiot that the police find in their squad car trying to put it in gear.
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No police car has been stolen in NJ since this switch was installed. And boy it must such to be the idiot that the police find in their squad car trying to put it in gear.
How long ago were those magic switches installed?
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How long ago were those magic switches installed?
....he must have found a source showing the other....
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How long ago were those magic switches installed?
The state police installed them 7 years ago. There are some municipalities that have not yet installed them but they are being pushed to do so by their insurance carriers.

I should have said no State police cars have been stolen.( sorry but since we have no local police in our town State police is always my reference)

By the way here is a link to the manufacturers sight.

http://www.acek9.com/anti_theft_modu...eft_system.htm
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