A man posing as an auto broker was arrested early Sunday as he tried to steal a Chevrolet Corvette off a car lot in northwest Fresno, police reported.
Soney Ash, 23, was booked on charges of auto theft and other charges after police went the Carmax lot in the 7100 block of North Palm Avenue about 3:24 a.m.
Police Sgt. Brandi Phebus said Ash was spotted on security cameras driving the 2008 orange Corvette around the lot in search of an exit. Police were notified and when they confronted Ash, he provided paperwork indicating he worked for an auto auctioneer. He also wore a traffic vest and had a clipboard indicating he had a DMV license plate operating permit.
Police did not buy the ruse and arrested Ash, Phebus said.