Riverdale New Jersey police found a destroyed vehicle that had allegedly been stolen in Wayne NJ and then set on fire.
According to law enforcement, a 28-year-old man stole the car from two female workers at a gentlemen’s club in Wayne, New Jersey. Police said that the theft occurred after the employees refused to give the suspect a ride home.
The suspect, known to be a regular customer at the gentlemen’s club, asked the women for a ride around 3 a.m. When he tried to get inside the women’s Chevrolet Impala, he was rebuffed.
However, the women apparently had to go back inside the club to get their belongings. They left the car running, which allowed the suspect to allegedly steal it.
Wayne NJ police investigated the incident and looked at security footage from the club. The surveillance video footage reportedly shows the suspect getting into the vehicle and driving away. According to a police press release, the footage “clearly” shows the suspect taking the car.
Roughly an hour and a half after the theft, police found the car in Riverdale, NJ. The vehicle had been burned and left on South Corporate Road. The suspect reportedly lives in Riverdale.
A short time later, a Wayne NJ detective located the suspect and placed him under arrest. The suspect has been charged with auto theft. He was also issued a citation for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
At this time, the suspect has not been charged with arson. However, Morris County authorities said that the arson investigation remains active and ongoing.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect posted $5,000 bail and secured his release from police custody.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Stole Car After Gentleman’s Club Workers Wouldn’t Drive Him Home.”