Man steals SUV, calls police for help after running out of gas
The man first called state police, but then changed his mind when he learned a trooper would be responding
By Suzie Ziegler
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man helped police solve a vehicle theft case when he called officers to the scene of his own crime.
According to WTAJ, 20-year-old Daniel Rizza called state police Friday when the stolen vehicle he was driving ran out of gas. Police said Rizza changed his mind when he was told a trooper was responding, saying he didn’t want an officer and hung up.
On his way to the scene, the trooper learned that a car matching the description had been reported stolen earlier that day.
The trooper noted the car’s registration and confirmed it was stolen. Rizza was charged with a felony count of receiving stolen property.