Minneapolis Auto Theft Suspect: "My Feet were Sore"Wesley Winston
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2618047.shtml?cat=1A man accused of stealing a bait vehicle in Minneapolis had an interesting excuse for officers. "Man, I should have just walked home but my feet were sore."
The vehicle is part of the Minneapolis Bait Car program. Police equip the vehicles with silent alarms, GPS tracking, and a hidden surveillance camera to record the driver. When someone gets into the vehicle, it alerts officers, tracks its location, and begins recording video.
According to a criminal complaint, officers stopped the Pathfinder near West 31st and Pleasant Avenue South, and found Winston inside. He now faces a charge of Felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
KSTP.COM checked court records and found Winston pled guilty to 3rd Degree Burglary in January.
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2..._were_sore.phpWesley John Winston, 21, stole a car last Friday around 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Winston, it was a bait car parked by police.
The 1995 Nissan Pathfinder was parked at LaSalle Avenue South and 14th Street and came with a silent alarm, GPS, and internal video surveillance.
Less than 10 minutes after Winston pulled off in the car, cops stopped him and placed the young man under arrest. "Man, I should have just walked home but my feet were sore," Winston said, according to police.
Winston has been charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County.