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Police: Alleged Car Thief Found Sleeping Inside Stolen Vehicle

A man accused of stealing a vehicle in Oakland County was found sleeping inside the stolen vehicle on Hall Road.

A stolen vehicle was recovered on Hall Road last Friday, with the alleged thief found sleeping in the backseat.

A Utica patrol officer wrote in a police report that he was driving down Hall Road, near Northpointe Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. when he noticed what appeared to be an abandoned grey Toyota Corolla parked on the shoulder.

When the officer flashed his lights into the vehicle, he noticed a man sleeping in the back seat and several beer cans strewn all over the vehicle.

When the 48-year-old White Lake man woke up, he told police he had borrowed the vehicle from his mother but ran out of gas and didn't have money to fill the tank.

A preliminary breath test indicated the man had a blood alcohol level of .154. Officers ran the man's name into the police data base and saw that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Oakland County, and the driver was the man listed as the person who took the vehicle.

The driver was arrested because he had a suspended license and a warrant out for his arrest on an operating while intoxicated charge out of Troy, where his bond was 10 percent of $20,000.

The vehicle was towed and the man faces charges of motor vehicle theft.

Matt Guarnieri September 22, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Well, hopefully his mother can rent out his room while her son enjoys free room and board in Oakland County Lock-up for taking her car without asking.
Frustrated Old Man September 23, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Wow, the other day they found a drunk sleeping in his car, in the area. Now an alleged car thief! Does it get any easier than that? Next thing you know, they'll be cuffing themselves, and walking into the station.
Mike September 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM
That guy was just plain STUPID! His mother is probably thanking her Lucky Stars someone else is supporting him now.

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