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Yesterday, a 26-year-old man stole a Los Angeles County Sheriffs (LASD) patrol car for unknown reasons, leading a car chase that ended in the San Diego area. The chase ended on the southbound I-5:

Regino Aguilar, 26, got out of the car after the chase but didn't comply with officers' orders, said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney. He then got back in the car and "was literally trying to pull the shotgun out of its mount," said Rooney.

Officers opened fire, and Aguilar received a minor, non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the lieutenant said. [CBS2]

The LASD has a car chase policy which usually lets misdemeanor crimes run away, chase free. However, stealing a police vehicle only guarantees 100% effort to hunt you down.

Photo of LA County Sheriff Pursuit Instructions in a Squad Car by Zach Behrens/LAist