Police say it was tough for Delvonte Nichols to resist.
“You can see on the video, somebody went in there, keys were still in the ignition and he took off down the street,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.
Security cameras were rolling as Nichols drove off, but police say he covered himself up with a sweatshirt.
But, after he’d successfully lifted the vehicle, police say that’s when he got a little sloppy.
“Exactly one week later, officers alertly spotted it parked on Orange Street,” says Delaney. “They went over, the hood was still warm on the car and they did a search — an inventory inside the car — and inside was a prescription bottle with Delvonte Nichol’s name on it.”
They also found a McDonald’s receipt in the car.
Sure enough, the McDonald’s on Page Boulevard — just down the street from Gendon Auto — had video of Nichols pulling up to the drive thru.
“He was also caught on video at CVS at the drive thru, and along with his prescription pill and the fingerprints, with the receipt from McDonald’s and all the video, we’ve got a great case against him.,” says Delaney. “All we gotta do is lock this guy up.”
Police were able to return the car to its rightful owner, but they’re still looking for Nichols.
They suspect he may be living near Orange Street in Springfield, where they first spotted the stolen car.
If you know his whereabouts, call the Springfield Police Department or text an anonymous tip to C-R-I-M-E-S.