A Chicago man has been arrested by police officers after he asked the police for directions, while driving a stolen car.
According to a report by Chicago’s NBC affiliate, Lafayette Moore was arrested on Friday for stealing a car. It was stated that an officer investigating a crash site was approached by Moore, who asked the police officer for directions to Interstate 80.
After giving him directions, the officer realized that the car matched the description of a vehicle stolen earlier that day. Upon verification of the car being stolen, Moore was apprehended and then arrested by the police.
As stated by police reports, Moore stole the unidentified vehicle from a BP Amoco gas station in East Joliet at around 4 p.m. on Friday. The owner of the car informed police that he left his car running with the keys still in it while the owner went inside to purchase commodities. Upon his return, the owner saw that the car was stolen.
Moore is currently facing charges of motor vehicle theft as stated by the police. He is now in custody at the Will County Jail, where Moore is being held on a $20,000 bail.