Talk about bold! And … not so smart … because a former Houston area car dealership employee was arrested after allegedly deciding to take a police patrol vehicle out for a joyride, without permission. Not only that, according to law enforcement, the suspect said it was not his first time.

Santi Timario, 24, has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

According to charging documents, a Precinct 4 lieutenant was dispatched to the Katy Metro Park and Ride in the 1000 block of Grand Parkway North.

Upon arrival, the lieutenant spoke to an officer with the Metro Police Department, who informed him that one of their vehicles had been involved in an unsanctioned “car meet,” also referred to as a “parking lot takeover.

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