Mequon police nab alleged thief selling $3,500 Porsche on Craigslist

July 29, 2013

Mequon police arrested a 24-year-old Milwaukee man in a Craigslist deal gone bad after the man fled from officers while trying to sell a Porsche Cayenne he allegedly stole from a Greenfield auto dealer.

According to the Mequon police report:

The Milwaukee man was arrested about 2 p.m. July 22 in the 11500 block of North Port Washington Road and charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without a valid license, unauthorized registration, five counts of recklessly endangering safety, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and a warrant.

The man, out on bail for theft, had taken a 2006 Porsche Cayenne, valued at more than $22,000, from a Greenfield auto dealer and advertised it for sale on Craigslist for $3,500.

The ad was answered and a meeting was set up to purchase it in Mequon. The suspect arrived in the Porsche and when he saw a police drove into and accelerated through a car wash damaging equipment and then hit a squad car.

He tried to run and had to be taken down at gun point. Damage to the squad car was listed at $2,000, to the Porsche at $1,000 and was not available for the car wash.

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