California Dreaming: Man Drops Off Friend, Takes Stolen Car to West Coast
Police say a Wentzville man took a friend to an O'Fallon grocery store in a car that belonged to the friend's grandmother, and was arrested in Beaver County, Utah.
A Wentzville man suddenly developed an urge to drive to California on June 28. The problem was, he had just driven his friend to Aldi’s supermarket in O’Fallon in a car that belonged to his friend’s grandmother, according to O’Fallon Police.
Bottoms was charged Oct. 16 in St. Charles County Circuit Court for tampering with a vehicle.
O’Fallon Police said Bottoms drove his friend to Aldi's market, at 8615 Veterans Memorial Drive in O’Fallon, on June 28 in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt that belonged to his friend’s grandmother. When his friend entered the store, Bottoms stayed in the vehicle and drove off in the car.
Bail was set at $15,000.
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