Thursday, May 1, 2014

Black car thief steals another car to get to court

Timothy Frederick Knight, 53, of San Francisco, a convicted car thief, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen car in Daly City. He was released on $50,000 bond and was ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing on April 3, 2014. Trouble was, he had no car to get to the San Mateo County Superior Court branch in South San Francisco. So on April 2, Knight stole a Honda Accord in Daly City, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Police found it parked on a street, and members of the county’s Vehicle Theft Task Force secretly placed a tracker on the car. On the day of the court hearing, Knight drove the stolen car to court, Wagstaffe said. The case was continued, and Knight got back into the car and drove away, prompting police to arrest him, authorities said. They discovered that the Honda’s ignition had been punched with a screwdriver that was still on the floorboard, Wagstaffe said. Knight is being held at County Jail in lieu of $165,000 bail.

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