A 29-year-old man arrived at a used car dealership lot in Connecticut last weekend with a Jeep stolen from the same location weeks earlier.
Jazrahel King brought the used Jeep Liberty into Wholesalers of America in Norwalk, Conn., last weekend as a possible trade-in vehicle, but was promptly arrested after a sales manager recognized it as a stolen item from the previous month, the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate said Tuesday.
Manager Diego Coleman said that when King drove the used Jeep into the lot Saturday, he was shocked to see the once-stolen vehicle return to its rightful owners.
"I was left speechless. I couldn't believe that he would try to take back another car and he didn't think we would recognize him," he said.
Coleman said King had visited the lot nearly a month ago and looked at the Jeep. Later that day, both the vehicle and King had vanished from the area.
Police told the newspaper little was done to disguise the vehicle as the dealer's temporary plates were still prominent and the dealership's ownership documents still sat inside.