The man behind the wheel of an unregistered vehicle turned out to be already wanted by police — who pulled him over after it was reported that his passenger had pocketed a stolen bottle of booze.
Officers were called by staff at the 10th Street and Victoria Avenue Liquor Mart late Sunday afternoon, who said that a woman had just made off with a stolen bottle of liquor, and had left in a vehicle.
Police spotted the vehicle just afterwards, still travelling north on 10th Street. When they pulled it over, they arrested the woman accused of the theft, and say that they recovered the bottle of alcohol.
A 36-year-old Brandon woman faces charges of theft under $5,000 and is to appear in court on July 3. She's since been released from custody, and although she was a passenger in the vehicle, she's the one who was issued a ticket. Police say she was cited for allowing the man to drive a vehicle that was unregistered.
As for him, police say there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest as well, since he had failed to comply with his probation. A 31-year-old Sandy Bay was arrested and later released from custody. He's to appear in court on June 2.