Missouri Lt. Gov's car stolen, torched

April 26, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 26 (UPI) -- Police in Missouri said an arrest has been made in connection with the theft and destruction of the lieutenant governor's car.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department said Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was in town Monday for a speaking engagement when his car was stolen, driven through the wall of a gun store and torched on the side of a county road, the Southwest Missourian reported Tuesday.

"It's burnt to a cinder. It is unrecognizable," Kinder said Monday. "It was found at 5:30 this morning in some field, I don't even know where."

Police said the suspects drove the car through a brick wall at Shooter's Gun Shop but they were not successful in stealing any guns.

Investigators arrested Adam Cromer, 21, on charges of stealing a motor vehicle, first-degree tampering and second-degree attempted burglary. He was ordered held on $20,000 surety bond.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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