NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police arrested a man accused of crashing a vehicle into a concrete pole while trying to steal it from a gas station.
Investigators say the vehicle's owner left it running next a gas pump around 10 a.m. on Oct. 8, while he went into a business in the 7300 block of Read Blvd.
Juan Carlos Salazar Gomez, 36, allegedly got into the vehicle, then hit a pole while driving away. Witnesses stopped Gomez and held him until police arrive.
Gomez was booked with Auto Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.