Police: Online suitor stole woman’s car during first date
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who allegedly stole a woman’s car during their first date last month has been captured.
Waterford Township police say 53-year-old Gerald Tietz was arrested Saturday after the vehicle — which had the vanity plate “JSRYGRL” — was spotted in Cherry Hill.
Tietz and the woman, identified only as a New Jersey resident, became acquainted online and decide to meet on Feb. 26. Tietz allegedly told the woman his name was Gennaro Aladena and that he went by the nickname “Gooch.”
At some point that evening, police say Tietz got the woman’s car keys and took her vehicle.
A telephone number for Tietz could not be located Sunday, and it wasn’t known if he has retained an attorney.