Fla. man accused of stealing date’s car

2011-12-16T09:27:00Z Fla. man accused of stealing date’s carThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 16, 2011 9:27 am  • 

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - A man is accused of stealing a woman's car while they were on a date at a Tampa area movie theater, deputies in Florida say.

Michael Pratt, 27, now faces grand theft charges, Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say.

Pratt told the woman he needed to get something from the car while they were watching the movie. She gave him her keys, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

When he didn't return, she called him. Pratt laughed, then told the woman he'd stolen her car, authorities say.

She tried contacting Pratt before calling the sheriff's office. Four days later, Pratt called and told her he dumped the car. Deputies found it and arrested Pratt on Wednesday.

He is in the Pasco County Jail. No attorney was listed on Pratt's jail records.

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