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Police: Car thief sold stolen vehicle for scrap

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Matthew T. Owen (Source: LMDC) Matthew T. Owen (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The plan of a man to steal a car from a busy parking lot and then selling it for scrap didn't turn out the way he thought it would.

Louisville Metro Police say Matthew T. Owen, 33, stole the car from Holiday Manor and then sold it to Best Towing. The tow truck driver called police and the vehicle was returned to the owner.

LMPD also said Owen tried to steal another vehicle about ten minutes earlier from a Thornton's convenience store nearby on Brownsboro Road.

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