If you’re driving a
stolen car, make sure you have enough gas to get home.
That may be the perverse lesson from the arrest of a Plainfield man who was arrested earlier this week on a charge of receiving stolen property.
A state trooper responded on Monday to a report of an abandoned 1997 white Acura on a southbound Route 287 exit ramp in Bridgewater, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court.
A look-up on the license plate found that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Plainfield.
After the car was impounded, the trooper responded to a report of a pedestrian walking along the interstate.
The man, who identified himself as Terrance Brooks, 27, of Plainfield, told the trooper he had been driving a car, the white Acura, when it ran out of gas, the affidavit said.
Brooks said he then began walking on the interstate, the affidavit said. He was then arrested and taken to the Somerset County Jail in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bail.