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Stolen moped covered by fresh paint

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Damian Wright (Source: LMDC) Damian Wright (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was arrested for riding a stolen moped.

Around 10:45 p.m. on June 3, police arrested Damian Wright, 19, for operating a moped that matched the description of a stolen moped from earlier that day. Upon questioning, the officer noticed the smell of fresh paint.

Police contacted the owner of the reported moped where he was then able to come to the location to make a positive identification. He noted obvious damage that was originally there, and it was apparent that the moped had been painted with red paint. The original blue paint was still showing.

The moped had been damaged in the ignition to allow it to start with any key. Wright stated that he received the scooter from his brother. After the arrest, the moped was returned to the owner.

 Wright was charged with receiving stolen property.

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