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19-Year-Old's Alleged Plan to Get to Six Flags Is a Flop

Police say they found Jonathan Gualpa asleep in a stolen cab
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2019 9:41 AM CDT
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(Newser) – He allegedly had a plan; the execution left something to be desired. Police say a 19-year-old New York City man wanted to go to Six Flags in New Jersey. To get there, Jonathan Gualpa allegedly decided to steal a taxi. Except the NYPD was able to track it via a GPS device, reports NJ.com. They reached out to their Rochelle Park counterparts, who found the cab early Tuesday morning—with Gualpa napping in the backseat.

PIX11 reports Gualpa allegedly told cops he felt sleepy so he stopped to rest before reaching the park. Even if he had made it there, he would have been out of luck: Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson is closed for the season through April 5, reports NorthJersey.com. Gualpa has been charged with receiving stolen property. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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