Car theft suspect asks officer for ride - KMOV.com

Car theft suspect asks officer for ride

   SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon car theft suspect who took off on foot in Salem was able to flag down a motorist for a ride. The only problem: the helpful driver was an undercover police officer.
   The Statesman Journal reports the officer had been looking for the suspect Thursday and recognized the 31-year-old from previous contacts for other crimes.
   When the suspect knocked on the window of the unmarked car and asked for a life, he got one -- straight to jail.
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