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Man Stole Semi with 10 Corvettes for Ride Home from Prison

An Arizona man is facing serious charges after he was released from prison and allegedly carjacked a man driving a truck carrying $1 M worth of Corvettes so he could use the vehicle to get home.

According to reports, on February 15, a 23-year-old man was released from prison and headed to the Willcox Loves Struck Stop in Willcox, Arizona. The newly freed individual saw a semi-truck carrying 10 new Chevrolet C8 Corvettes, and he approached the driver to make small talk about the luxury vehicles. Before long, the man allegedly yanked the driver out of the semi, hopped into the driver’s seat, and took off.

The authorities learned about the alleged theft, and shortly after, a deputy from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department found the man driving the semi. The deputy noted that the vehicle was being driven unsafely as he tried to perform a traffic stop. The driver reportedly ignored the sirens and lights and kept driving.

It was reported that when the man finally pulled over, additional law enforcement was at the scene, and an officer from the Willcox Police Department spoke to him about the situation. The man reportedly said he had just been released from prison and needed a ride home, so when he saw the semi, he decided it would be a suitable vehicle. He assured the deputy that it had nothing to do with the Corvettes.

The man was taken into custody and booked into the Cochise County Jail. According to the sheriff’s office, he is facing preliminary charges for multiple charges including felony robbery, 11 counts of felony theft of means of transportation, and felony theft.

The police reported that the price of the Corvettes was over $1.2 M.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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