Man crashes into cars with stolen LAPD patrol SUV in downtown LA

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man stole a Los Angeles Police Department patrol SUV Sunday morning and crashed into several cars at a downtown Los Angeles intersection. 

Officers were responding to an unrelated call at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when a man jumped in their patrol SUV and took off, police said. The man crashed into several cars during a brief chase before abandoning the SUV near Eighth and Figueroa streets.

He was arrested a short time later. 

At least three people, including an officer, were injured, but none suffered life-threatening injuries. 

Video showed a heavily damaged minivan and another SUV at the intersection about four blocks from where the patrol SUV was stolen. 

Streets were closed for the police investigation. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.