Man arrested after stealing paddy wagon

LEXINGTON, KY. (AP) - Lexington police have arrested a man accused of stealing a paddy wagon.

Police told WKYT-TV that the incident happened around 10 p.m. Friday night.

An officer left the keys in the vehicle when he went to pick up a prisoner. Police said the officer said he locked the vehicle, but apparently didn't realize there's a security feature that unlocks it if the keys are inside.

A suspect jumped in and took off. Police stopped the man a short time later and charged him with theft by unlawful taking and operating a vehicle with no license.

The man has not been identified.

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