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Man nabbed for trying to steal car on test drive

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa City police have arrested a man they say tried to steal a car by taking it on a test drive, only to be identified by the driver's license he left at the dealership.

Steven Joseph Siegel of Denver, Iowa is charged with first-degree theft and is in the Johnson County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

Police say Siegel returned to an Iowa City dealership after test-driving a Chrysler Crossfire. After negotiating the price, he asked staffers if he could test drive the car alone.

Siegel was allowed to take the car, which he never brought back. But authorities say they used his license to track him down.

Police say Siegel has a prior history of the same crime.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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