Let this be a lesson to all the wannabe car thieves in the world. When you steal a car and subsequently see the police snooping around it–do not approach the police and insist that it is your car! They already know a lot more than you! As a corollary to this lesson, if you are stopped and the police find some illegal drug in your pockets or worse–in a body cavity, denying you knew it was there will never work–ever.
From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:
On 02/19/11 at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers were conducting a routine check of the businesses in 2700 Blk. of Annapolis Rd. Hanover, MD, when they noticed a white 2008 Toyota Camry parked with no registration plate. Upon closer inspection, officers discovered a Maryland Dealer tag on the rear deck of the vehicle. The tag was upside-down and partially concealed. At that time, Robert Burnett Johnson, exited one of the businesses and approached the Police Officers checking the car claiming ownership of the vehicle.
Officers conducted a routine stolen check on the vehicle identification number and found that it had been stolen from Russell Toyota in January of 2010. Additional investigation revealed, identification cards belonging to Robert Johnson were found inside the vehicle. Johnson was taken into custody and transported to the Western District.
Robert Burnett Johnson was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, and Theft over $10,000.00
Robert Burnett Johnson
Date of Birth: 1/2/1968
2000 blk. Northeast Avenue
Baltimore City, MD