Based on Memphis’s Information Channel 3, Charles Lanos and Blake Bolton had a near-perfect plan. Bolton had a relative who had just lately gotten fired from Enterprise and nonetheless had their uniform. A uniform that match Lanos. That relative may additionally give them a pretend work order, in addition to a experience to their native Enterprise location. All they would want to do was mix in with the precise workers, drive one of many automobiles off the lot, and so they’d have a free automobile.
Imagine it or not, it truly labored. Lanos reportedly stole a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee off the lot, drove it down the road, then handed the keys to Bolton. They had been within the clear.
Three days later, although, police say they ran out of fuel and deserted the Jeep. However since their plan had labored so effectively the primary time, they determined to strive once more, this time at a Hertz location.
As a substitute of getting their arms on a Hertz uniform, although, they went with the previous “we’re simply right here to switch this automobile to a distinct location” routine. However Lanos’s Enterprise uniform and pretend paperwork weren’t sufficient, and one of many Hertz workers refused to allow them to drive off with a Nissan Altima. As the worker instructed Information Channel 3, as soon as he instructed Lanos that he wouldn’t be allowed to depart with the automobile, “he tried to cover his face, obtained out of the automobile, and ran.”
Sadly for each Lanos and Bolton, they had been each caught and arrested. The previous was launched on a $1,500 bond, whereas the latter was launched on his personal recognizance. Along with the costs he faces for the theft of the Jeep and the tried theft of the Nissan, Bolton has additionally been charged with a distinct theft after he was caught on digital camera stealing two iPhones.