JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (The video above is from a previous unrelated report)
A Lake City man tried to trade in a vehicle this week, but instead of a new car, he ended up with multiple charges.
On Monday, the Lake City Police Department was dispatched to 4325 W US Hwy 90, Lake City Chrysler Dodge Jeep, to a report of a stolen vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to employees who advised that an individual came to the dealership and was attempting to trade his current vehicle for a new one.
However, employees say upon checking the vehicle’s VIN number, they discovered the vehicle was stolen from the dealership’s lot just a few days prior.
Police say after being advised of his rights by officers, the customer, identified as Timothy Wolfe, admitted to stealing the vehicle from the dealership lot.
Additionally, a review of the dealership’s closed-circuit camera system showed the crime occurring, police say.
Wolfe was arrested and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center without further incident.
He was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, dealing in stolen property, criminal mischief and petit theft.