BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Get this: a guy takes a car for a test drive and then doesn't return it. But, according to investigators, he decides to come back to the lot late that night to steal another car. That's the strange story behind the arrest of Brandon Miller last week
Brandon Miller is in the Baldwin County jail tonight facing multiple charges. Those charges stem from a strange burglary late last week. That's when a sharp eyed Foley police officer saw somebody in the parking lot of Triple B autos in the early hours of Friday morning and decided to check it out.
Lt. David White with the Foley Police Department told us, "He caught him red-handed, in the act."
That act, police say, was hot wiring a Dodge truck, and they believe it wasn't random.
KNEW THE BUSINESS
Miller is well known at the car lot. Workers there say he's bought several cars from them in the past and he'd even taken a car that day for a test drive, but he didn't return it.
Police say Miller brought the BMW he test drove earlier that day back with him to the lot late that night and he came prepared.
Lt. White explained, "He had drills, he had slim jims, he had some bolt cutters with him."
That wasn't all he had. Police say they found a sawed off shotgun and methamphetamine on Miller as well.
It all adds up to four felony charges and nearly a $25,000 bond for Miller, thanks to an officer who saw something out of place.
"He was able to stop this from continuing to happen," Lt. White said. "Usually these things, they don't stop at this, they go on to commit other crimes and luckily we were able to get this one stopped."
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Miller is known to police. He's been arrested several times in the past.
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