A 59-year-old man was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail after he admitted to stealing a Palm Beach County Sheriff's vehicle so he could have intimate time with a woman, a probable cause affidavit says.
Alexander Pratt and 53-year-old Clara Pearson, both of Lake Worth, were arrested Thursday night on charges of grand theft auto.
A sheriff's probable cause affidavit says that plainclothes deputies from the sheriff's auto theft task force parked their green Honda Civic in front of a Quick Stop on South Dixie Highway. The Civic, which is owned by the sheriff's department and has video, audio and GPS surveillance, was left unlocked while running.
Pratt and Pearson got into the car and backed the vehicle out onto Dixie Highway heading southbound toward Lantana Road. Spotted by deputies, they followed the Civic and conducted a traffic stop at Lantana Road and Interstate 95, the affidavit says.
Pearson and Pratt were taken into custody and Pratt told deputies he knew the car was stolen but didn't regret it because he wanted to "go to have intimate relations with Pearson," the affidavit says.