Missouri lieutenant governor's car stolen, torched - KMOV.com

Missouri lieutenant governor's car stolen, torched

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's lieutenant governor is without his Ford Flex crossover vehicle after someone stole it, rammed it into a gun shop and set it on fire.
  
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he was notified around 6 a.m. Monday that the Flex had been found torched on a county road in southeastern Missouri's Cape Girardeau County. Kinder is from Cape Girardeau and had been in town to speak at a naturalization ceremony.
  
The Southeast Missourian reports a 20-year-old Cape Girardeau man was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, tampering and attempted burglary.
  
Kinder told the newspaper the vehicle is "burnt to a cinder." He also says he regrets having left the keys in it.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com
  
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