HUNTINGTON BEACH ( — A suspected thief was recovering from injuries Friday after allegedly crashing a stolen bicycle in Huntington Beach.

The incident began around 11:50 p.m. Thursday when a man left his bike unattended while he went to pick up food inside a BJ’s Restaurant at Main Street and Walnut Avenue, police said.

Another man, who was reportedly intoxicated, stole the bike and took off on it.

“The suspect made it a short distance (across the street) when he lost control of the bike, hit a cement trashcan, fell to the ground and knocked out some of his teeth,” Huntington Beach police said in a statement.

He was located by officers and was taken to a local hospital for injuries.

The bicycle was then returned to the owner.

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