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Police Call Stolen Car’s Phone, Make Arrest

March 17, 1991

MIAMI (AP) _ There’s a new anti-theft accessory for cars - the cellular phone.

Lynne Rosier was describing her missing car to Metro-Dade police officer Ralph Baena, and decided to call the phone in her car.

A male voice answered.

Baena took over, telling the person he understood the car was for sale.

″Meet me in the parking lot at Sunset High,″ the suspect replied.

Five minutes later, police rolled up at the high school to find an 18-year- old leaning against the stolen car. They arrested him Friday on charges of grand theft.

Ms. Rosier got her car, and the phone, back.

″Better than anything I’ve seen on TV,″ she said.

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