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Teens lift car from local dealership

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Two teens decided to script a real life version of grand theft auto when they allegedly heisted a car from a local used car dealership.

Last Monday LaFollette Police Officer Daniel Terry responded to a stolen vehicle complaint at West End Auto located on Jacksboro Pike. 

The victim reported that the red 1998 Ford Mustang had been stolen from the lot in the early morning hours.

Constable James McCulley reported to Officer Odell Bailey he suspected the vehicle in question was parked behind a residence on East Central Avenue.

After checking the vehicle identification number (VIN) Bailey determined the vehicle was in fact the same one that had been stole from West End Auto a day earlier. 

When Bailey questioned the residents of the home they said they had noticed the vehicle parked in the rear of their house but did not know who it belonged to. 

Bailey then spoke with the couple’s 16 –year- old son, who allegedly confessed he and a 15- year -old male had burglarized West End Auto, taken the key to the Mustang and drove off in the car, according to Bailey’s report.

Both teens were cited through juvenile court and released to their parent’s custody.