Stolen LAPD cruiser
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Man steals police car, loses legs in crash, authorities say

Stolen LAPD cruiser
A police photographer documents the scene after a man driving a stolen LAPD cruiser smashed into a Starbucks on La Brea Avenue, officials said. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Damaged Starbucks
A Starbucks is in ruins after a man stole a police car and then crashed it into a parked car, a utility pole and a Starbucks, losing both of his legs, officials said. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Smashed LAPD cruiser
The stolen police car was smashed to pieces. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Evidence photos
An LAPD photographer documents the scene after a man allegedly stole a police car and smashed into a Starbucks on La Brea Avenue. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Investigation
Los Angeles police investigate the scene after a man stole a police car and smashed into a Starbucks on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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