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Wake man charged with stealing bait car

Posted October 6, 2011

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— A Wake County man faces accusations that he stole a car put out by sheriff's deputies to tempt would-be thieves.

Deputies said that Agustin Daniel Seoane, 35, stole a 1994 Toyota sedan that they had placed along U.S. Highway 264 Bypass in Knightdale. The Toyota is worth $2,000, according to an arrest warrant.

Seoane was charged Wednesday with one count of felony larceny.

Deputies said they put out the bait car because there's been a recent increase in thefts of broken-down vehicles.

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  • Jenny8 Oct 7, 2011

    entrapment? are you for real? They find disabled cars on the shoulder of the road and haul them to a scrap metal processer and sell it for scrap, if its over ten years old they do not have to have the title. They just sign a form saying "yes, I have the right to dispose of this vehicle". They usually carry them to a different county because there is no tracking system between countys for scrap metal or in this case scrap/junk cars.
    A junk car will bring $300-$400 as scrap and some of the scrap yards crush the car the same day it comes in so Law Enforcement has a hard time finding them.

  • fayncmike Oct 7, 2011

    "I don't get how bait car works. Do they leave the keys in the ignition? And really, this guy took a 94 Toyota? He wasn't doing it to impress babes, thats for sure.
    Mr. Middle of the Road"

    It sounds like entrapment to me. Has this procedure gone through the courts yet? Where is the ACLU when we need them?

  • Weetie Oct 7, 2011

    LOL! Good enough! May you stay in prison for a loooooong time!

  • yorky1966 Oct 7, 2011

    Ha Ha!(Nelson from the "Simpsons")

  • twc Oct 7, 2011

    Thieves make me feel like puking!

  • debbiebowen50 Oct 7, 2011

    LOL

  • craftymatt Oct 7, 2011

    I have no tolerance for thieves and it gives me an almost perverse delight to hear of one being captured. I think I enjoy it a little too much. People that steal obviously have no concern for anyone but themselves and I would love for there to be extreme penalties for theft! If our justice system started surgically removing fingers and hands of thieves, I wouldn't have one ounce of problem with it.

  • dsutherland1 Oct 7, 2011

    I understand that thieves are not the most intelligent people but I wonder how you steal a broken down vehicle? Maybe they are providing a real service by removing abandoned vehicles and it is all part of a much bigger scam!

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Oct 7, 2011

    "here's your sign..." LOL! :^D

  • msmithua93 Oct 7, 2011

    Skinnygranny...MUST you be so Racially motivated in all your comments? Seriously...Enough is enough. Its very immature.

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