Police: Calif. man tried to register taxi he stole
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:06:53 GMT —
SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) " Authorities in Northern California say a man released from a hospital after a psychiatric evaluation stole a taxi and tried to register it at a Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Authorities tell the Contra Costa Times that 26-year-old Jermaine Grosse was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft and forgery.
Grosse had been sent to the county's regional medical center on an involuntary psychiatric hold.
After his release Sunday morning, he shared a taxi with a woman who was going to a San Pablo hospital.
Authorities say when they arrived, Grosse asked the driver to help with the woman's luggage, then drove away in the yellow minivan.
Grosse was arrested after a DMV worker in El Cerrito reported someone was using forged documents to register the cab.
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