Dude Desperate to Make Court Swiped Pal's Car: Cops

After saying repeatedly he didn't have a ride
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 13, 2015 2:35 PM CDT
Jorge Ramirez-Sierra   (Riverdale Police Department)

(Newser) – A New Jersey man has been accused of stealing a friend's car to avoid missing a court hearing on drug charges. Twenty-one-year-old Jorge Ramirez-Sierra of Riverdale has been charged with unlawful taking of a means of conveyance and driving while suspended, among other counts. Police tell NJ.com the new charges came after a man reported his car missing Friday morning. Police say the man told officers Ramirez-Sierra had "stated multiple times the evening before that he did not know how he was going to get" to court. The next morning, the car had magically disappeared.

While officers were talking with the owner, Ramirez-Sierra called to say he was returning with the vehicle. He was taken into custody after arriving. Per police, Ramirez-Sierra had on his person:

  • a hypodermic needle
  • a crack pipe
  • empty wax bags and other drug paraphernalia
  • an open airplane bottle of Fireball whiskey
Ramirez-Sierra has two days to figure out his next ride to court.

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