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Witnesses detain man accused of crashing stolen car

Published: Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:10 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM CDT
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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.

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