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Man steals police car in Orange, takes quick joy ride

August 11, 2010 |  5:56 pm
A man stole a police car in Orange and went on a quick ride Wednesday afternoon before he was arrested, authorities said.

Officers apparently had left the car unoccupied about 4:30 p.m. near West La Veta Avenue and South Batavia Street when the suspect jumped in an took off, the Orange Police Department said.

The man "abandoned the vehicle a short distance away and was subsequently captured by officers," said Sgt. Dan Adams.

No one was injured in the incident. The suspect's name and age were not released. No additional details were available.

-- Robert J. Lopez