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Man arrested in reportedly stolen car

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A Spokane man may have taken the message printed on a sticker a little too literally Wednesday and was arrested on charges of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.

Police found a sticker in the man’s pocket that said “Drive it like you stole it!” said Spokane Valley Police Department spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan in a press release.

An officer on patrol spotted a 1991 Ford Thunderbird that had been reported stolen parked near Bowdish and Springfield Wednesday morning, Reagan said.

When someone drove the car away, the officer pulled it over. The car’s ignition had been broken apart and a tool was used to start the vehicle, Reagan said. The car had been stolen from the Albertsons at Nevada and Lyons, where the owner had parked it and put a “For Sale” sign on it.

Richmond J. McKee, of 2628 E. Fourth Ave., was arrested. He told police that a man he met in a bar had loaned him the car, Reagan said. McKee reportedly knew only the first name of the man.

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