Memphis Man Arrested for Stealing $28,400 Infiniti from Airport

Antonio George, 24, was arrested for stealing a $28,400 Infiniti from Memphis Airport and parking it in a woman's carport. The stolen vehicle was recovered, and George was charged with theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000.

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Memphis Man Arrested for Stealing $28,400 Infiniti from Airport

Memphis Man Arrested for Stealing $28,400 Infiniti from Airport

A Memphis man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly stealing a $28,400 Infiniti from the Memphis Airport and parking it in a woman's carport on Kensett Drive. Antonio George, 24, has been charged with theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000 in connection with the incident.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the need for increased security measures at airports to prevent theft and protect travelers' property. Moreover, it raises concerns about the potential for organized crime groups to target airports and exploit vulnerabilities in security systems.

Officers received a tip about the stolen vehicle's location and arrived at the Kensett Drive address to find the Infiniti parked in a carport. They took a woman at the residence into custody on outstanding warrants. A witness reported seeing George park the car in the carport around 4:00 a.m. that morning.

After running the vehicle's VIN number, officers confirmed it was the same Infiniti reported stolen from the Memphis Airport. The car's owner told police that he did not know George and had not given him permission to take possession of the vehicle. The witness positively identified George from a six-person photo lineup as the individual who parked the stolen Infiniti in the carport.

George was subsequently arrested and charged with theft of property. The stolen Infiniti, valued at $28,400, was recovered from the Kensett Drive address. The investigation into the theft remains ongoing as authorities work to determine how George gained access to the vehicle at the Memphis Airport.

Key Takeaways

  • Antonio George, 24, arrested for stealing $28,400 Infiniti from Memphis Airport.
  • Car was found parked in a woman's carport on Kensett Drive.
  • Witness identified George as the person who parked the stolen car.
  • George charged with theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000.
  • Investigation ongoing to determine how George accessed the vehicle at the airport.