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. 

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