A Georgia man, who told police a stolen car belonged to his girlfriend, was arrested Thursday, according to Boca Raton Police.
At around 3 a.m. officers conducted a security check in a parking lot located on North Military Trail when they found Robert Spivey, 29, sleeping inside a grey 2001 Ford Taurus that did not have a license plate.
Spivey told officers that he was sleeping in the car because he was “working at a construction site at the rear of the parking lot,” the arrest report said, He then told police that the car belonged to his girlfriend, who was supposed to report that the car was stolen last week.
Officers asked where Spivey’s girlfriend was and he told them he did not know, but that she knew he had the car since Sept. 10. Spivey could not provide documentation for the car or prove that he worked for a construction company, police said.
Police checked the car’s VIN number and discovered it was reported stolen by the Miami Gardens Police Department on Sept. 10 and that Spivey was a suspect.
Officers tried to contact Spivey’s girlfriend but “the number he provided was no longer in service,” the report said. They also discovered Spivey had two arrest warrants: one in Tennessee and another in Georgia.
Spivey was arrested on a charge of grand theft auto and taken to Palm Beach County Jail. He is being held on a $4,500 bond.