A 31-year-old man was arrested on Monday after police say he brought a car that had been reported stolen into a Riverside mechanic for maintenance.
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Frank Miguel Tornel, of Riverside, pulled the car, which had been reported stolen out of Rancho Cucamonga, into the shop – which was servicing a police cruiser, reports the Press Enterprise.
The officer was alerted to the stolen vehicle by the license plate reader in the cruiser. The officer arrested Tornel a short time later.
Tornel was arrested for possession of known stolen property and several misdemeanors.