According to Hartford police, Jonathan Rivera, 25, has curious way of contesting charges of car theft. Rivera is accused of driving in a stolen vehicle to Superior Court.
The Hartford Parking Authority was running plates in checking parking violators when a white 2014 Suburu Legacy came up stolen. The owner had left a key fob in the car before it was stolen. After his hearing, Rivera came out and was nabbed trying to drive the car away. He is now charged with second-degree larceny and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.