Between November 2021 and July of this year, Lorenzo Day allegedly stole $1,136,582 worth of cars. During that time period, the police Day was arrested at least four times. He is now behind bars on 106 charges after managing to avoid a long prison sentence until recently.
According to NBC4 Washington, the police charge Day along with three co-conspirators with the crimes. Day was the subject of a report in June that focused on how he was continually let go after numerous run-ins with the law.
On March 19, 2022, he participated in the a police chase and crash before bail. On June 8, he was involved in another chase before crashing head-on with a Honda. The driver of that car was 66-year-old Johnny Morris, who died from his injuries. Day was arrested but soon released again. He has not yet been charged in connection with Morris’ death for “procedural reasons,” prosecutors said.
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Just eight days later, Day was arrested again for driving a stolen car in DC. He was again released pending detention and released again on June 21. Finally, on June 30, he was taken into custody for armed robbery and kidnapping of a car mechanic. He now remains behind bars until his next court appearance.
An affidavit obtained by NBC4 Washington says most of the cars stolen by Day and his associates were To dodge Chargers and Applicants. It is not yet clear how the thieves gained access to the vehicles or what their procedure was after obtaining them. One of Day’s victims noted that it may have become common practice for thieves to drive stolen cars.
Automatic cameras with speed cameras have several times recorded the victim’s stolen car while it was in the hands of the criminals. “They were going all over the county at over 70, 80 mph. I didn’t even know that for such money you can get a photo radar ticket,” said the victim.
These thefts are in no way connected with similar recent crimes involving other Dodge vehicles in Ohio and Michigan. In this incident, thieves targeted vehicles because of their performance and vulnerability to hacking using the Pro Pad locksmith tool. It is possible that Day and his associates targeted these vehicles for the same reasons.
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