SAN ANSELMO, Calif. — Police have charged a man with stealing a Lexus SUV he drove to court the day a jury was to decide whether to convict him in a separate auto theft case. The man, a 37-year-old San Francisco hairstylist, was arraigned Monday on charges of receiving a stolen vehicle and receiving stolen property after police saw him approach the stolen Lexus in front of the courthouse with its keys in hand. Police were attracted to the SUV after bystanders noticed several Yorkshire terriers mulling around it. The man was also charged with animal cruelty and leaving animals in an unattended vehicle.
Meanwhile, he was convicted in the other case. He was charged with possession of a US$125,000 Porsche Carrera that had been stolen from a San Anselmo home.