Man Tries To Steal Police Car With Officer Inside

Man Tries To Steal Police Car With Officer Inside

Photo Courtesy: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office 


A 20-year-old man was arrested after police say he tried to steal a Fort Pierce police car……..with a Fort Pierce police officer in it.

According to TC Palm, Officer Robie Troutman was in his patrol vehicle at the main police station writing a report, when the incident happened.

“While in my vehicle, I heard the rear passenger side door handle make noise and then the front passenger side door handle make noise, where I was positioned seated in the driver seat of my clearly marked Fort Pierce Police Department Patrol vehicle,” the report states.

Troutman opened his door and reported seeing a man later identified as Aaron Orlando Rodriguez III run away and hide behind another vehicle.

“Rodriguez said he saw my vehicle was running so he attempted to steal the vehicle so he had a ride home,” the report states.

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