HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — 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.READ MORE: How The Despair Of The Pandemic Lead To The Hottest New Pizza Joint In North Hollywood
Another man, who was reportedly intoxicated, stole the bike and took off on it.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
“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.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed After Car Careens Into Yard Off 101 Freeway In Hollywood
The bicycle was then returned to the owner.