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Car rams 2 men outside strip club, severing their legs, police say

March 10, 2013 | 11:50 am

A 40-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly drove his vehicle into two men outside a downtown Los Angeles strip club, severing their legs, authorities said.

Terrence Conrad Meeks of Paramount was in the parking lot of Sam’s Hofbrau on Olympic Boulevard near McGarry Street about 1:30 a.m. when he rammed his car into the victims, ages 24 and 57, and pinned them against another vehicle, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Paul Sanfillippo and Officer Alex Martinez said.

One victim had both legs severed near the knee, while the other had one leg severed, Sanfillippo said. It was not clear whether the men required additional amputations from medical personnel. “My understanding from the officers at the scene is the vehicle had severed the legs,” Sanfillippo said.

The victims were taken to a hospital and were listed in stable condition, Martinez said. No other information about them was released.

Meeks is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. 


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