Sunday, February 28, 2010

Man "Borrows" Car And Doesn't Return It

A Cookeville man who loaned his car to a man at a local tavern may now have to pursue criminal charges against that man. The sheriff's department says the victim was at The Forbidden Club last week when someone approached him, asking for a ride to go buy some cigarettes. The victim says he had been drinking too much and was not going to drive, but gave the man the keys to his car so he could go buy the cigarettes. The problem occurred when that man did not return with the vehicle. Police say because he was given permission to take the car, a theft warrant is probably not going to relevant, but they told the victim he could pursue charges of joyriding.