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Owner Trying To Avoid Towing Fee Steals Own Car, Stamford Police Say

Stamford police say a New York man has admitted breaking into a city company's lot and taking his own car in an attempt to avoid towing fees.
Stamford police say a New York man has admitted breaking into a city company's lot and taking his own car in an attempt to avoid towing fees. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, CONN. -- A New York man who was trying to avoid a $291.39 towing fee ended up having to post a $10,000 bail after Stamford police accused him of stealing his own car, according to a report by The Stamford Advocate .

John Noto, 25, of Granite Springs, a hamlet in Somers, N.Y., is facing misdemeanor burglary and larceny charges after, police said, he broke into a Stamford towing company's lot and drove off with his impounded Jeep Grand Cherokee in March, The Stamford Advocate article said.

According to an arrest affidavit, Noto, a research fellow at New York University, has admitted pulling off the heist, police told The Stamford Advocate .

To read The Stamford Advocate article, click here.

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