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Teen takes delivery driver's car to travel .2 miles

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A delivery driver reported his car stolen Monday night while out delivering a pizza.

According to an incident report with the Jonesboro Police Department, the driver was delivering a pizza in the 1800-block of Cedar Heights Drive shortly before 11 p.m.

The victim told police that when he got out of the car, he left it running and left the driver’s side window down. He said he still had the key fob in his pocket when he walked up to the residence.

He said when he knocked on the door and the resident opened it up, he noticed his car back out of the parking lot and take off down the street.

The victim told police he set the pizza down and took off after the car, but couldn’t catch up to it.

While en route to the scene, police spotted the car in a parking lot in the 500-block of Melrose Street, 0.2 miles away from where it was stolen.

A witness told police that the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was wearing a black shirt and red and white shoes.

Sergeant Kenny Oldham reviewed the case Tuesday and stated that it didn't appear the teen intended to steal the truck. 

"It appears as though it was used to travel a small distance," Sgt. Oldham said.

Charges were amended to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The victim was advised on how to file an affidavit.

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