A car thief was arrested over the weekend after he went on a 10-day crime spree.
Why was Damari Wayne, 18, caught after a lengthy crime spree? He couldn’t drive a car that he was trying to steal because it had a manual transmission.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to Cleveland.com, the first reported carjacking occurred on place Feb. 11, when Wayne and three others took a man’s Nissan from a CVS parking lot. Wayne was charged for that robbery on Feb. 13 and released the following day on $10,000 bail.
Wayne allegedly committed the other two thefts on Feb. 21. He and another teenager reportedly stole a women’s car while threatening her with a pellet gun at a Walgreen’s.
Police said not long after that, the teens approached a 23-year-old man sitting in his car on the side of the road. They threatened to kill him if he didn’t get out of the vehicle. After he got out, the thieves took his cell phone and attempted to drive away.
But it was the man who had the last laugh as Wayne sat there trying to figure out how to drive a manual transmission car.
The teens eventually fled the scene, but were stupid enough to bring the man’s cellphone with them, leading the police right to them.
Wayne is currently being held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in court on Monday.