Chicago car thief participates in Zoom court hearing for stealing a car from inside another stolen car
· Apr 14, 2021 ·

The world that COVID has created is just plain weird:

This guy, Joshua Slaughter (sweet name ngl), was arrested for allegedly stealing a Dodge Charger.

For his court day, he participated in an online Zoom call with the judge and prosecutor.

There was just one problem: Slaughter was sitting behind the wheel of a luxury BMW X5 that had been stolen from a dealership.

"As the Zoom hearing proceeded, police pulled up behind the BMW to investigate a report that it was stolen, according to the state. When cops walked up to the car, they realized Slaughter was appearing in court via his phone.

Officers researched the BMW's registration and determined that it had been stolen from a dealership in Nashville, prosecutors told Judge Navarro. Police even called the car dealer to confirm the luxury car's status, they said.

Cops seized the BMW and took Slaughter into custody. Prosecutors charged him with another misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle."

The judge couldn't believe it when he heard.

"Are you telling me that when the police approached the defendant, he was in the middle of a Zoom court hearing?"

Can you imagine being this guy's lawyer? You're trying to defend someone while that someone is committing a felony during their own hearing.

The lawyer tried though. He really did. He claimed his client had no idea he was sitting in yet another stolen car.

The accused had his new hearing scheduled for Tuesday... hopefully not from inside another luxury vehicle he "somehow" ended up possessing.

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