(KMOV.com) – Police say an observant driver helped them recover a stolen car early Saturday.
Officials say 23-year-old Hakeem Lawrence was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and obstructing identification.
Fairview Heights Police say a woman flagged down an officer around 2:00 a.m. after she noticed a man in an SUV following her.
The blue Ford Escape she had just described passed them. Then, the officer got into his car and pulled the driver over.
The officer ran the SUV’s license plates and discovered the vehicle had been stolen.
Police say there's no relationship between Lawrence and the woman and they do not know why he was following her.
Lawrence’s bond is set at $30,000.