WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has been arrested on multiple charges, after he allegedly stole a car because he needed a ride home from court.
Police in West Seneca say 46-year-old Lawrence Zielinski was observed traveling without headlights on Union Road, didn't have a license, and gave officers a false name, on Tuesday.
Authorities then say they discovered a vehicle reported stolen at a Rite Aid less then a mile away.
Zielinski told police that he “was just trying to get home, so I took it."
He's been charged with the following
- Grand Larceny of a Vehicle 4th degree (Class E Felony)
- Criminal Possession of a Stolen Vehicle 4th degree (Class E Felony)
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
- False Personation (Class B Misdemeanor)
- Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd degree (Misdemeanor)