At 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, a Bayside officer ran a license plate check on a vehicle and discovered Milwaukee Police had it flagged as stolen. The officer called for backup and moved in.
According to the report:
They approached the car, guns drawn. There was movement inside the vehicle and officers ordered all the occupants to put their hands up. They were all removed from the car and questioned. None of the occupants were armed.
The 21-year-old asked police why he was under arrest. The officer told him it was because he was driving a stolen vehicle. He explained it was his mother’s.
His mother told police she had reported the car stolen when she had found a set of keys missing. She never gave her son permission to take her car.
Her son also had a warrant through Glendale police for $1,033 in retail theft.
The 16-year-old passenger came up with a missing juvenile warrant through the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office. He was released to his mother in West Allis at 6:10 a.m
The third man in the car was questioned by Bayside police and he said he did not know the vehicle was stolen. Officers asked why they were hiding in the vehicle then when police arrived, and he said, “That’s what you do when you see the police.”
The 21-year-old was cited for operating without a valid license and operating without owners consent.