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People in California seem to have an odd habit of stealing taxi cabs so they have a fast way to get from point A to point B.

Last year, a San Diego man stole a taxi so he could drive himself home from jail. (Suffice to say, that didn't exactly work out in his favor.)

This time the incident took place in Santa Ana; members of the local police department say that last last week a suspected bank robber decided to carjack a taxi in hopes of getting away with his loot.

Santa Ana Police Department officials say the incident took pace just after 3 p.m. last Friday, when an man in a baseball cap walked into a US bank, walked up to a teller, claimed to have a gun and demanded they hand over their cash.

When he received the funds he made a run for the street and hailed a cab to make a swift exit; when the driver exited the car, the robber chose to steal it.

Authorities say they gave chase throughout local streets until the suspect vehicle collided with another.  The robber then jumped out of the car and tried to get away on foot.   He was taken into custody a short time later.

The suspect has been booked into the Orange County Jail where he's being held on undetermined bail bonds.  His name was not immediately released to the public.

Read the full story here:  Suspected bank robber steals taxi cab, crashes in Santa Ana