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Man answering auto theft charge drove stolen car to court: Cops

May 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Man answering auto theft charge drove stolen car to court: Cops

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Old habits are tough to break. Connecticut Police say a suspect appearing for a hearing on an auto theft charge drove a stolen car to court.

Authorities say 25-year-old Jonathan Rivera appeared before a judge in Hartford Superior Court last month to answer a charge of first-degree larceny related to auto theft and tampering with a motor vehicle in connection with a February arrest, the Hartford Courant reported.

However, Parking authority officers scanning license plates outside the courthouse found a vehicle that was reported stolen and notified police.

The vehicle also had stolen license plates, the Hartford Courier reported.

Cops monitored the vehicle and observed Rivera getting inside the car and attempting to drive away.

Police moved in and arrested Rivera who was subsequently charged with second-degree larceny and driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.

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