While on a date at the movies, Pratt asked to borrow his date's car keys because he left something in the car. Innocent enough, right?
She called him.
"I stole your car," said Michael Pratt, a 27-year-old from New Port Richey, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.
He hung up.
Believe it or not, Pratt got away with it for a while because the woman didn't call the sheriff's office until two days after the fateful date because Pratt wouldn't return her calls. Maybe he was a strict adherent of the 72 hour rule?
However, all dating rules probably go out the window after you've stolen your date's car. It would take a special bond for a stolen car not to come between people.
Ultimately, Pratt dumped the car in a Wal-Mart parking lot and was arrested on Wednesday. He was charged with grand theft auto, a crime he's already spent a year in jail for previously, among other things.
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