Two arrested for stealing MCSO bait car

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- Two Valley residents are facing criminal charges for allegedly trying to steal a bait car.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deployed the vehicle on September 20, and on September 22 they received notification that the door had been opened.

The vehicle began moving, and patrol units responded to the area.

Officers were able to locate the car on Litchfield Road with Maria Alcantar and Reyes Alcantar inside.

A review of the hidden camera inside the vehicle shows the Alcantars debating over whether or not the vehicle was a bait car before eventually deciding to drive away.

The pair went on to confess to the theft while speaking with authorities. Deputies said they were planning to sell the rims and tires.