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Man arrested for stealing car with disabled person inside in Madison

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 16:20:01-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Madison have arrested a man who allegedly stole a car with a disabled person still in it.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the incident occurred Sunday afternoon. Police Officer Ryan Kimberley said in a statement that the disabled person’s caregiver got out of the vehicle to get some food and left the engine running when a 43-year-old man got into the vehicle and drove off.

Police located the vehicle about 45 minutes later and arrested the man after he pulled into the University Hospital parking lot. The person with disabilities wasn’t hurt.

Kimberley said the man told the disabled person to get out but the person couldn't due to disabilities and persuaded the man to drive to the hospital.