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Man drives stolen car to court to answer car-theft charge, police say

Reese Counts

Stupidity exists on an endless spectrum. This boundless field can make it difficult to accurately measure just how half-witted someone or some act can be. There are people who don't wear a seatbelt or will text while driving. Those acts are stupid because they put people at risk of injury, be it yourself or others. There are also people like 25-year-old Jonathan Rivera. According to the Associated Press, Rivera showed up to court to answer a charge over a stolen car while driving a stolen car.

Rivera was charged with first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle. That theft occurred back in February. While Rivera was at court talking with a judge about that charge, parking officers were scanning license plates in the courthouse parking lot. They spotted a car that had been reported stolen, so officers waited for a driver to return. Police say Rivera was arrested as he tried to drive away.

Two new charges were added — second-degree larceny and taking a motor vehicle without the owner's permission. Maybe he's going for a hat trick, or, if he wants to keep things simple, steal a car straight from the courthouse parking lot.

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Man drives stolen car to court to answer car-theft charge, police say originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:00:00 EST.