Sunday, March 12, 2006


Stop for Directions Foils Alleged Thief

`A man accused of stealing a car was arrested after stopping to ask for directions at the car owner’s father’s house, authorities said.

Michael Chapman, 54, is accused of stealing a car Wednesday morning in Hopedale, about 130 miles east of Columbus near the West Virginia state line.

Chapman drove east for three miles, then pulled off state Route 151 needing directions to a nearby town. He stopped randomly at the home of Thomas Eltringham.’

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