The Coronado Police Department made an unusual "arrest" on Thanksgiving evening, when it rescued a little sea lion.

A 33-year-old man trying to thwart a car theft was thrown from the hood of his car and seriously injured when the alleged thief crashed into the San Diego-Coronado Bridge toll plaza on the morning of June 11, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Coronado Police said it received a call from the area of the toll plaza of a vehicle with someone on the hood of a car, and then a collision, with the driver and passenger running away from the scene.

Officers located the vehicle facing eastbound in the westbound lanes where it collided with the concrete toll structure, according to police.

Officers located an injured man lying in the next lane. The 33-year-old man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 18-year-old driver and his juvenile female passenger were located on the bridge access road.

The teens stole the vehicle and the owner jumped on the hood of the car to stop them.

The driver was arrested for under the influence of drugs and alcohol, stolen vehicle, felony hit and run and attempted murder. Additional charges are pending.

Police did not release any names.

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