Man arrested after asking deputies to jump-start stolen car

A man who had stolen a car was arrested after he approached deputies Thursday asking for help to jump-start the vehicle.

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Two Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies were checking on a drug complaint when Justin Comer, 22, walked up to them asking for help getting a 2006 Chrysler 300C started, WSPA reported.

Comer led deputies to a property where the car was parked. The engine turned over after a few minutes, but by then deputies had grown skeptical after noticing Comer had a car key that was broken at the end.

They asked Comer for proof of ownership of the vehicle, which had a paper car dealer tag.

Deputies learned the vehicle was stolen, and Comer was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

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