August 3, 2009

Police: Alleged thief slept in stolen car

Police in Australia say they arrested an alleged car thief who fell asleep behind the wheel of a stolen automobile inside a car wash.

Investigators said the attendant at the service station in Salisbury called police after seeing the black Audi convertible drive into the car wash at about 3 a.m. and remain inside for more than an hour, the Adelaide (South Australia) Advertiser reported Monday.

Officers arrived and discovered the car bore two different license plates and had been reported stolen last week. The 39-year-old driver, who police said was asleep when they arrived, was arrested and charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle and theft.