Car Owner Locks Thief in Vehicle

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:43pm

A quick thinking car owner thwarted a would be thief by locking him inside the vehicle. It happened Wednesday outside the Dairy Queen on North Main Street in Las Cruces.

Police say a restaurant employee spotted Dennis Hanson inside his Honda Civic. A co-worker helped the employee hold the car doors shut on the car until police could arrive. Police did arrive and they arrested the 20 year old. Officers determined that Hanson was attempting to steal the vehicle's stereo.

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