October 3, 2016

Two charged with stealing a car

Two people were arrested early today, charged with stealing a woman’s car.

Deputy John Babula was dispatched to Hibiscus Lane in Key Largo at 4:15 a.m. he met with the owner of a 2007 Honda Accord; she said two people she knew just stole her car. She said she parked the car in the driveway of a friend’s house. She said she was carrying things inside the house and had left the keys in the ignition. She said 32 year old Michelle Dodd of Florida City and 34 year old Dennis Cooper of Key Largo stole the car.

She said ye yelled for them to stop, but they continued to take the car.

The victim had Cooper’s cell phone number so Deputy Titus Hodges called Cooper and told him to return the car. Cooper, who said he was on the way to Homestead, agreed to return the car. The car was stopped at the 105 mile marker, southbound. Dodd and Cooper were in the car and they were placed under arrest. They were charged with grand theft and they were booked into jail. The vehicle was returned to its owner.

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