Carjacker sentenced to prison for stealing security vehicle www.privateofficer.com
Modesto CA Aug 20 2011 A 34-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing a security guard’s patrol car in December at a Modesto industrial park.
Christapher Floyd Crist of Modesto was convicted of carjacking July 21, the Stanislaus County district attorney’s office reported Tuesday.
When he was arrested, Crist was on parole for a vandalism conviction in August 2009. Deputy District Attorney Jeff Mangar prosecuted the case.
The carjacking occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 8 in the 4300 block of Northstar Way in north Modesto.
Stanislaus County sheriff’s officials said the security guard was patrolling the area near businesses southwest of Bangs and McHenry avenues when he saw a parked car.
Behind one of the buildings, Crist and a woman were inside a Dumpster apparently looking for cans and bottles, according to prosecutors. The guard then asked for Crist’s name and date of birth.
When the security guard told Crist he was not allowed to rummage through the Dumpster, prosecutors said, Crist became enraged and charged at the guard, grabbing the guard’s keys to a 1999 white Ford Taurus patrol car.
Crist then jumped into the patrol car and drove away, leaving behind the woman. The security guard called 911, and authorities used the Ford’s GPS device to find the abandoned patrol car in an orchard near Shoemake and North Dakota avenues in northwest Modesto.
Crist was arrested two weeks later. No injuries were reported in the carjacking.