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Woman steals man’s car after getting a ride, police say 

The car that was reported stolen. Image courtesy Jose Diego Contreras.

The car that was reported stolen. Image courtesy Jose Diego Contreras.

–Jose Diego Contreras of Paso Robles says he had his car stolen by a woman he had just met and brought to a party, according to Paso Robles Police.

I got my car stolen from Lana Street. It’s a silver 5 Series BMW 2009 – Contreras tells the Daily News

Jose Diego Contreras was the victim of the alleged theft.

Jose Diego Contreras was the victim of the alleged theft.

Contreras told police that on Sunday at approximately 9:30 p.m. he was traveling in the 1400 block of Creston Rd. in Paso Robles and he saw a white female adult, whom he described as 5′-11″ tall, 120 lbs with blond hair. Contreras said he pulled over and asked the female if she needed a ride due to the heavy rain.

“Contreras said the female got into his vehicle and he drove to a residence on Lana Drive,” says police Lieutenant Ty Lewis. “Contreras said he could not recall the address of the residence he drove to. He said it was a friend of a friend’s house and there was a party at the home. Contreras said he went into the house and left the female inside of his vehicle with the car still running.”

“Contreras said he was only inside of the residence for a few minutes and when he came back out, his vehicle was gone,” Lewis says. “Contreras said he went back into the party and hoped the female would bring his vehicle back.” At this point, he called police to report his vehicle as a stolen vehicle.

He later called back the police and identified the woman as 20-year-old Melanie Nita Edgar. Information Contreras provided indicates she is from the Lemoore, CA area.

The police have not located the car. The car was a silver 5 series BMW 2009, according to Contreras.

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