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Robbers Flee in Taxi, Victim Follows, Slow Chase Ensues

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Here's a humorous one. In Anaheim today, a man pulled over to the side of the road looking at a map was robbed by two men who approached on foot. The robbers indicated they had a gun, stole the driver's possessions including his cell phone and fled on foot, hailing a taxi. With no cell phone, the victim used his On-Star service to call police as he pursued the taxi.

About one block into the city of Buena Park, Anaheim police arrived with drawn guns as the suspects were exiting the taxi. One suspect bolted across the street just as the victim arrived in his truck, accidently running over him.

"It could have been a lot of worse," explained Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department. "but it's bad luck on part of the suspects, where you get accidently run over by your own victim."

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