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HOUSTON - A car thief ran away on foot after crashing a car he or she had just stolen in southwest Houston, police said.

It happened just before 2 a.m. on Wanda Lane near Fondren Road, according to officers with the Houston Police Department.

Police said the car was stolen just a few blocks from where it was wrecked.

It appeared the thief lost control for unknown reasons and hit a parked pickup truck.

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