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Alleged car thief takes off from police

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 3:30 a.m.

Uniontown state police are searching for a West Virginia man who fled from them Monday afternoon while being questioned concerning the theft of a car.

Police said the suspect, who is known to police, was stopped along Dinner Bell Road in Wharton Township while driving a car reported stolen in Morgantown. Police said while being questioned, he used a concealed spare key to start the car and flee from the scene.

Police pursued the man, but gave up the pursuit when he began to drive recklessly.

Police said the stolen car was a 1997 Chrysler Concord owned by Adele Thorn of Morgantown.

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