California woman asks officer for ride back to stolen car
KTXL / Lincoln Police
Lincoln Police say 37-year-old Lynette Steward flagged down an officer late Thursday night along Lincoln Boulevard and said she had run out of gas.

By Ian McDonald, KTXL

LINCOLN, Calif. (KTXL) -- Lincoln Police say 37-year-old Lynette Steward flagged down an officer late Thursday night along Lincoln Boulevard and said she had run out of gas.

With her gas can in tow, she told the officer she needed help finding the car, police said, which was six blocks away.

When the officer and Stewart got to the car, officials say the officer checked its status and learned it was reported stolen out of Cameron Park the day before.

Stewart was booked into the South Placer Jail on charges of vehicle theft and possession of methamphetamine.

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