A New York man is accusing the New York Police Department of taking his Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe for a spin while he was locked up in jail. The New York Post reports 25-year-old Rashad Lewis was taken into custody on the third of August after officers stopped him for running several red lights. After searching his car, police found 13 fraudulent credit cards. Both Rashad and his passenger, Gregg Humphreys, were charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and booked in Manhattan. Rashad eventually made bail and was released a week later, and on August 15, he received a ticket from a red light camera showing his car blowing through an intersection.

Except Rashad was cooling his heels in a New York City lockup at the time. Either the police or a civilian employee of the department was having a good time with the Mercedes-Benz. Even worse, the car came back with a broken rear window and scratched paint. Officers listed the car in "good" condition when it was deposited at impound, though the NYPD says Rashad didn't have any issues when he picked up the car five days later.

Rashad now says he wants to sell his car, and his lawyer has made it clear he has no intention of paying the red light camera fine. The NYPD has declined to comment on the incident.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Two wrongs don't make a right. Just because the victim of this crime was a criminal himself does not mean the perpetrator at the police department should not be charged and convicted. Lock them both up.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In the battle of crook vs police state it turns out no one wins...
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        IF we were a police state, he'd have never gotten the car back. Since we are not a police state, the crook wins. Wanna see a police state? Try to break the speed limit in Canada by more than 30 mph ...
      • 3 Years Ago
      My question is why are people looking beside the point? Instead of judging the person (which is what you guys do best) who got arrested why don't you look at what the topic is about. Whether he was bad or good your still innocent before proven guilty but your car goes on joyrides regardless. They have no respect for peoples things. You guys always looking for a excuse for the cops to act above the law they enforce. You guys are in huge denial.
      • 3 Years Ago
      and why should I feel bad for the douchebag that had 13 stolden credit cards and running several red lights? Tough but fair *******.
      Daniel Sherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man a-cusses out AB for attaching a picture of a CLS to a story about a CL.
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the article: “My first reaction was, ‘Are you guys serious?’ I had a whole bunch of emotions running through my mind. I felt violated." Says the guy stealing credit cards. Remember when you asked me the definition of irony?
      Andrew Weaver
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man "accusses" NYPD cops . . . When someone waxes really profane while accusing the cops, does it become "accussing" the cops?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some stories don't have a hero.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In NYC they do as they please.Even 9/11 looting!
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      Let me get this straight! In possession of 13 fraudulent credit cards? And I am supposed to believe he bought this expensive car with hard earned money? Did the cops do some research on the origin of the car? Something is really fishy here!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, two wrongs make it right. Do the law enforcement officials no longer need to play by the rules. Or are they exempt and can do what ever they please because they are "the LAW". What does this teach our children- if you want to get away with "IT" just become a Law enforcement agent!!!!!
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