A Guy Busted for Drugs Showed Up to Court in a Stolen Car, with More Drugs
Earlier this month, 49-year-old James Manning got busted for possession of an unidentified controlled substance in Sonora, California. (About 130 miles east of San Francisco.)
And he was due in court on Friday. But he was in Redding, California . . . about 250 miles north . . . and didn't have a car. So he did the only sensible thing he could think of . . . and STOLE a 2001 Mitsubishi from a used car dealership.
Unfortunately, the owner of the dealership immediately reported it as stolen. Which James figured he could get around by changing the license plates.
But the car happened to have a GPS unit, which police somehow accessed . . . and found out it was parked right outside the COURTHOUSE.
(KCRA / CrimeGraphics.com)
So James was arrested AGAIN. And they also found MORE drugs, so they tacked on another controlled substance charge.
His 45-year-old wife Teresa was arrested too. Although she claims she didn't know the car was stolen . . . and that James told her he'd bought it earlier that day for $200. (???)