Suspected car thief Timothy Knight arrives at court hearing 'in stolen car'

Officers found the screwdriver he used to stab the ignition on the car floor

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The Independent US

A man in the US state of California was arrested last month after he attend a court hearing relating to car theft charges in another stolen car.

53-year-old Timothy Frederick Knight was originally arrested on suspicious of possessing a stolen car in Daly City on 15 February, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A day before he was due to attend a preliminary hearing on 3 April at San Mateo County Superior Court, Mr Knight allegedly stole a Honda Accord in Daly City, the newspaper reported District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe as saying.

When police officers tracked down the vehicle, the country’s Vehicle Theft Task Force attached a tracker to it.

Knight then drove the stolen car to court, according the Wagstaffe, and attempted to drive back home in the car before police arrested him, the authorities told the newspaper.

Police officers found the screwdriver Knight used to stab the ignition and start the engine on the car floor.

He is currently being held at the County Jail, in lieu of a $165,000 bail.