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Turlock man tries to stop car theft, loses his own

A man who tried to stop people from breaking into his friend's car ended up having his car stolen, Turlock police said.

The man was in the 500 block of South Center Street on Tuesday night when he saw people trying to break into his friend's unoccupied car.

The man jumped out of his car, a Hummer, and tried to stop them. One of the people got into the Hummer and drove away, police said. The man got into the thief's Honda and gave chase. But another of the people was still in the Honda and began fighting with the victim as he drove.

Eventually, the victim stopped the car and called police; the call came in at 9:57 p.m.

The Hummer later was found unoccupied.

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