Police search for alleged car thief

State Journal staff report Published:

A man hit a Capital Plaza Hotel employee with a vehicle as he allegedly stole it from the parking lot.

Around 9 a.m. Monday, a hotel employee told Frankfort Police Department officers he saw a white male stealing his car.

The employee ran to the car, trying to prevent the theft, but the suspect ran into the employee as he was escaping.

The suspect was wearing a black coat and hat.

The vehicle is a green 2000 Buick with the Kentucky license plate number 355-AGA.

The employee did not require medical attention, Maj. Fred Deaton said.

Officers are currently investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to call 502-875-8523.

Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers at 502-875-8648 or online at frankfortcrimestoppers.com. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text message to 274637 (CRIMES) by typing FCS and then the message.

Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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  • S_F: "I think they'd be looking for it just as hard as they look for other stolen cars." So, I take that as a NOT MUCH, huh? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I do know that they seem to find cars that are reported to be speeding or driving recklessly REAL quick when they are in the middle of a very large neighborhood and parked in front of a house that just happens to have a grow room in the basement! ;-) How they do that? And that ain't according to me.

  • If you ever have YOUR car stolen, 1713, tell 'em there's meth or pot in it. Accordin' to you, they should find it REAL quick like. :o)

  • To answer the meat of your question, I think they'd be looking for it just as hard as they look for other stolen cars.

  • I think you're trying to sour the county on the Sheriff's office. :o)

  • But if it were still in Franklin County, would you care to speculate, based on past performance and stated priorities, how many of the Sheriff's Office would be out there souring the county for it?

  • I'd wager that the car isn't in Franklin County any more, so yes, slim and none.

  • Would anyone like to wager as to the probability that the Sheriff's Office will apprehend this fellow and bring him to justice? Slim? None?