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Man who wanted a Bentley walked away empty handed

Feb 13, 2020, 5:26 AM | Updated: 5:27 am
Hercule Brown, under arrest, charged with theft.  Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County Jail....
Hercule Brown, under arrest, charged with theft. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County Jail.

Police say a man ‘bent’ on stealing a blue 2014 Bentley is now behind bars. According to a police affidavit, 22-year-old Hercule Brown entered Ferrari Maserate of Salt Lake City on State Street late Tuesday. Salt Lake police spokesman Michael Ruff says the Bentley was blocked by several other cars, so Brown broke into a locked cabinet and took 21 key fobs. Ruff says some time later, he backed a white Lexus into a gray Ferrari before driving the Lexis into a garage bay wall.

“He then side-swiped a black Lotus before deciding he wasn’t going to get the car he wanted and left on foot,” added Ruff.

The Lotus sustained damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle. Exact monetary damage done to cars and other property within the dealership itself is not yet known, but Ruff says it’s in well into the thousands of dollars.

According to the affidavit, Brown loaded his dream Bentley with “Ferrari brand luggage, computers, printer and phones, along with other items he had confiscated from inside the dealership.

After his failed attempt to steal the Bentley, police say Brown walked away from the dealership before officers arrested him. Brown has a long criminal history that includes thefts. Police say he broke in to the Boys and Girls Club at 567 W. 300 North on February 7, stealing tools.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday for investigation of 24 counts of theft and burglary, and four counts of criminal mischief.

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