Here's a love story just in time for Valentine's Day.
A Georgia man drove a stolen car to pick up his girlfriend who was in jail for also stealing a vehicle. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, 26-year-old Derrick Taylor-Canty picked up his girlfriend, Akhria Cooper, after she was taken to Gwinnett County Jail for seemingly driving a stolen car. Officers noticed her license plates were the same as a vehicle reported stolen at a Thrifty Car Rental in Tennessee.
“After making contact with the driver, the officer discovered that the license plate displayed on the back of the Jeep was stolen," Michele Pihera, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Police Department, said. "The driver told the officer that she purchased the vehicle through an ad on a buy/sell/trade website."
When Taylor-Canty traveled to pick up his 24-year-old girlfriend, he was confronted in the parking lot by investigators and placed under arrest when his VIN revealed he was driving a stolen vehicle.
"The 2019 Infiniti that he was driving also had a fraudulent VIN. The true VIN was found, and investigators learned that the vehicle was reported stolen from Enterprise Rental in Kentucky. He was placed under arrest," the spokeswoman added.
NBC affiliate WXIA-TV 11 Alive reported the arrest was a part of an ongoing investigation possibly linking Taylor-Canty and Cooper to a local chop shop.
The young couple was charged with felony and misdemeanor theft from receiving stolen property to altering serial numbers of four stolen cars along with other charges.
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