Man, teen, held for joyride in Aus cop car

2015-02-28 09:53
Australian police (Peter Parks, AFP)

Australian police (Peter Parks, AFP)

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Sydney - Australian police were caught unaware by a man who got into an unlocked police car and went for a joyride with a 15-year-old girl he picked up along the way, reports said on Saturday.

The 35-year-old man and the teenager were apprehended in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and charged with automobile theft.

ABC quoted police as saying officers were attending to a man injured in a bar fight when the suspect took their unlocked vehicle.

He drove off, picked up a 15-year-old girl along the way, and ran down a number of street signs before abandoning the car, ABC said.

Police later caught the two and charged them.

The man will also face a charge of reckless driving when he appears in court on Tuesday while his passenger is due in children's court in March, ABC said.

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