REDDING, Calif. (CBS Sacramento) – A man stole a truck so he could make it to court in time for his court hearing on an unrelated auto theft charge, reports the Redding Record Searchlight.
The victim told police he was working on his 1989 Ford Ranger when someone jumped in a drove away, according to the Redding police.READ MORE: Updates: Strong Winds And Rain Moving Across Sacramento Region
Officers located the truck with 21-year-old Michael Heller behind the wheel, say officials.READ MORE: 'Major Flood Threat:' National Weather Service Says Storm Could Be Historic
When asked why he took the truck, Heller told officers he needed a ride to court for a stolen vehicle case.MORE NEWS: Highway 160 Closed Due To Accident Involving Caltrans Vehicle
Heller was arrested on auto theft charges.