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Paraplegic man steals car in Florida



According to a new report published in the Miami Herald, a paraplegic man nearly pulled off the impossible by attempting to steal a car from a dealership in Ocala, Florida.

Police are reporting that the paraplegic individual, whose name has not yet been officially released to the press, arrived at the Ford of Ocala dealership and declared his intention to purchase a vehicle. A salesman then assisted him. A short while later, the man decided to buy a white 2009 Pontiac G6.

After being helped into the vehicle by the salesman, the man then locked both doors, put the key into the ignition, and placed the end of a folding cane on to the case pedal. The man roared out of the lot, intent on vehicle theft.

Driving on a suspended license and racking up a number of charges, including Grand Theft Auto, the man proceeded to lead police officers on a brief chase. Eventually, he was arrested after stopping to refuel at a gas station in neighboring Bradford County.

This is possibly the first time that a man has ever been arrested for car theft as a paraplegic. Salesman Anselmo “Chico” Barreto had this to say:”It was unbelievable, only in the movies.”

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