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Man running from CTA security steals and crashes rideshare car In The Loop

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A man fleeing CTA security stole a car and then crashed it in The Loop early Wednesday morning. 

According to police, a 29-year-old man attempted to intervene during a verbal altercation when he was punched in the face by a male offender. 

A CTA security guards told CBS 2 they confronted an unruly person causing issues near the Clark and Lake streets stop. The confrontation turned physical before the man ran off.

Police said the offender then got inside his waiting rideshare when the woman driving exited the vehicle. Police said the offender then got in the driver's seat and attempted to drive away. 

The offender shortly after crashed the vehicle in the 100 block of north Clark Street. .

The woman was too shaken up, but her husband says she is "scared for now but, its ok, she is strong."

Police are still searching for the offender. 

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