Fla. man steals squad right from department lot
Once caught, the suspect immediately rolled down the window and stated, ‘I just wanted to drive around for a little bit'
By Christina Veiga
MIAMI — A man stole a North Miami Beach police patrol car right out of the department’s parking lot because he "just wanted to drive around for a little bit," authorities say.
Stalyn Enrique Hernandez, 28, has been arrested and is now in a Miami-Dade jail on grand-theft charge. The marked police car was not damaged.
According to a police report released Monday, the marked car “may have been unlocked” — with the key inside — behind the station, 16901 NE 19th Ave. At about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Hernandez climbed in, found the key and drove off, police say.