Oregon car theft suspect asks officer for ride

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Posted: Mar 04, 2011 11:35 AM
Oregon car theft suspect asks officer for ride

An Oregon car theft suspect who took off on foot in Salem was able to flag down a motorist for a ride. The only problem: the helpful driver was an undercover police officer.

The Statesman Journal reports the officer had been looking for the suspect Thursday and recognized the 31-year-old from previous contacts for other crimes.

When the suspect knocked on the window of the unmarked car and asked for a life, he got one _ straight to jail.