A Little Rock man, who police were attempting to book into the Pulaski County Regional Jail, decided to get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and take off in it Friday night.
According to authorities, Kenneth Eaton stole the patrol unit when an LRPD officer was inside the jail finalizing the prisoner’s paperwork a little before 11 p.m.
Police discovered the abandoned patrol unit on Valmar Street a short time later.
Officials said they received a tip and later checked the area for the suspect, who was located and arrested.
After LRPD supervisors positively identified Eaton on MVR footage, he was then charged with theft of property according to the department.
Police said an administrative investigation into the incident is underway.