The smashed-up vehicle sat in the Boston police maintenance garage lot on Frontage Road yesterday. Minutes before, the vehicle had reportedly been stolen in the South End. The suspect was captured after a short foot chase.

Car theft takes an unexpected turn

Crash in police lot leads to capture

By Cristina Silva
Globe Staff / January 25, 2006

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One would think that a car theft suspect would drive away from the police. But an unlicensed 16-year-old allegedly stole a 2005 Honda Civic yesterday and tried to escape from an officer by driving into a city-owned parking lot full of marked police cars. (Full article: 295 words)

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