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Car Thief Arrested Wearing A "Trust Me" T-Shirt

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia have arrested a pair of men for stealing an unlocked car from a resident's driveway.

While this typically wouldn't be newsworthy, one of the men was wearing a t-shirt that said "Trust Me" and police say he was anything but trustworthy.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, a resident started their car at approximately 6:30 am on December 23rd and was letting it warm up in their driveway. When they went to leave, the car was gone.

The resident called police and they eventually spotted the car and conducted a traffic stop. Police arrested 23-year-old Wilmer Lara Garcia and 24-year-old Orlen Nunez who were both from Falls Church. The pair were charged with auto theft but Garcia, who was wearing the Trust Me t-shirt, was also charged with two counts of forgery as he was in procession of altered and forged checks.

The Virginia State Police HEAT task force says thieves steal more than 7,000 vehicles in the state each year and they are valued at more than $55 million annually. Of course, one of the easiest ways to prevent auto theft is using common sense and not leaving your car unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

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