Long Beach police say they pulled over a man who’d been using a stolen car to ferry orders for a food-delivery company.
He was delivering a bag of McDonald’s in West Long Beach when officers stopped him on the afternoon of Oct. 12 on Santa Fe Avenue near 34th Street, according to the LBPD.
The car had been rented in Las Vegas and never returned, LBPD spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.
Officers arrested the 48-year-old driver, who is from Long Beach. He’s since pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of unlawfully taking a vehicle, according to court records. Police didn’t reveal what delivery service the man was working for.
Once the driver was arrested, police also took control of the bag of McDonald’s.
“After ensuring the suspect was taken into custody, officers identified the location where the food was going and delivered it to a grateful Long Beach resident,” Dandoy said.
Here to protect 🚔 & serve 🍟! When officers conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle & learned the driver was using it to deliver food for a delivery service, they took him into custody & delivered the food to a thankful & hungry!#LongBeach resident. #LBPD #CommunityPolicing pic.twitter.com/zrEXgWp8wx
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) October 28, 2019
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