WORTHINGTON — An Oklahoma man was arrested earlier this week for stealing a vehicle with its keys in the ignition from a Worthington gas station.
Wesley Moran, 41, of Catoosa, Okla. drove the 2006 black Ford F150 about 20 miles before being apprehended without incident July 16 in Heron Lake.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told law enforcement he saw a man standing on the sidewalk in front of where he parked when he left the vehicle to go into the Holiday gas station along Minnesota 60. Shortly after entering the convenience store, he witnessed his vehicle leaving the parking lot. The victim found Moran's cell phone on the sidewalk, the complaint states.
After being arrested, Moran told officers that he stole the truck because it had started to rain and that it was a nice truck. He admitted to leaving his phone at the gas station.
Moran has been charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
Moran's conditional bail was scheduled at $25,000 and his unconditional at $50,000.