Wednesday, 18 November 2009

It’s a Steal!!

Man steals car to get to car-theft court appearance

A man stole a car so that he could get to a court appearance on a previous charge of stealing a car, according to authorities in California.

California Highway Patrol investigator Chris Linehan says he arrested Samuel Botchvaroff last Tuesday as he sat inside a stolen 2000 Range Rover at the courthouse in Vallejo.

The 24-year-old Botchvaroff had just left his arraignment on auto theft charges stemming from an arrest on October 31.

Linehan said the Range Rover's LoJack vehicle tracking system helped him locate it, which had been stolen from Oakland earlier that morning.

Authorities say Botchvaroff told officers his car had been impounded, and he had no other way to get to his arraignment.

He was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of auto theft and possession of stolen property.

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