Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Public safety

Police: Gulfport man stole car with teenage girl inside

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a Gulfport man Wednesday after they say he stole a car with a teenage girl still inside.

According to arrest affidavits, David F. Wehunt, 24, jumped into a 2011 Ford Taurus while it was parked and running at 901 North Shore Dr. NE in St. Petersburg just after 6:30 p.m. Inside, a 14-year-old girl was screaming to be released.

Wehunt drove about 2 blocks before letting the girl out of the car, police said.

Police arrested Wehunt later that night after a neighbor saw him placing a set of stolen golf clubs under a construction trailer, police said. The neighbor contacted the owner, who reported the clubs were in the Taurus when it was stolen.

Wehunt was arrested on charges of imprisonment and grand theft. Police say he also stole a Chevy Impala from a gas station on Nov. 25. Wehunt remained in Pinellas County Jail on Friday; his bail was set at $20,000.

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