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Suspected car thief injures himself trying to flee

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man accused of stealing a car is in custody Thursday after leading officers on a short chase and spending some time in the hospital.

The man sprained his ankle while trying to escape regional Auto Theft Task Force officers.

It all started in the Ikea parking lot in Mission Valley when the suspect saw the officers and took off.

The suspect crashed into a nearby gated community and injured himself while trying to hop a fence.

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