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Posted at 6:54 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Report: Stolen car runs out of gas in N.Y.

By Washington Post Editors

A New York man broke into a Nissan dealership and stole a car off the showroom floor -- but was caught when it ran out of gas, according to this report:

Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks said investigators believe Phillips broke into Five Star Nissan on Oglethorpe Boulevard on Thanksgiving night, picked out a 2011 Nissan Altima and drove it through the glass showroom doors and off the lot.
"He literally drove it off the showroom floor," Banks said. "He damaged the doors on the building and then fled the scene."
A short time later, authorities in Early County were called to a gas station on reports that a man was begging for gas money. They made contact with Phillips and placed him under arrest.

Read the full story on the Albany Herald web site.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 30, 2010; 6:54 AM ET
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