REDDING — Redding police say a 21-year-old man told them he stole a truck to get to court for a hearing on another stolen vehicle.
Cpl. Chris Smyrnos tells the Redding Record Searchlight that officers were called Thursday to south Redding.
Smyrnos says the victim told officers he’d been working on his truck when a man jumped in and drove away.
Smyrnos says officers found Michael Heller driving the truck and arrested him for investigation of vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Heller told officers he stole the truck because he needed a ride to court.
The only 21-year-old Michael Heller shown living in Redding has an unlisted phone number.