A 37-year-old Bradenton man was caught in a 2002 silver Lexus a day after a Holmes Beach woman reported it stolen.
Nicholas Kimon was arrested May 3 by Holmes Beach police for grand theft auto and driving with a revoked license as a habitual offender in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
The woman reported the Lexus stolen May 2 after a burglary at Delores Baker Real Estate, 2810 Gulf Drive.
Officer Alan Desantis ran the tag as he observed Kimon driving the Lexus and appearing nervous in the 2800 block of Avenue E, according to a HBPD report.
When Kimon saw the officer, he pulled the Lexus into a parking lot on Gulf Drive.
Kimon told police he had seen the Lexus on the street, with keys in the ignition, and decided to take the vehicle, which had been ticketed, according to Desantis’ report.
He also told police he intended to bring the vehicle to the address on the ticket.
Two briefcases with paperwork, keys, credit cards, checkbook and other items police connected to the burglary were found in the Lexus.
The items returned to the owner.
In addition to the grand theft and license charges, HBPD determined Kimon was wanted for a burglary warrant out of Manatee County.
He was arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.
Assigned a $3,000 bond, Kimon remained in the Manatee County jail at press time.
His arraignment is set at 9 a.m. Friday, June 1, in the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.