Corpus Christi Police arrested 32-year-old Thomas McFatridge (7/28/1981) for unauthorized use of a vehicle at the 8200 block of Leopard Street Sunday morning.
A 26-year-old man reported to Corpus Christi Police at 2 minutes to midnight on Saturday night, an unknown man stole a gold 1999 Dodge Caravan from the 26-year-old man. The 26-year-old man explained to Officers he sat in the driverís seat at the 8200 block of Leopard when a man got into the passenger seat without permission. The 26-year-old man was frightened out of the vehicle, and the unknown man slid over to the driverís seat and drove away.
Other Corpus Christi Police Officers found the van at the 2400 block of Rand Morgan and arrested McFatridge, who matched the suspect description provided to Officers by the 26-year-old man.
The Officers observed injuries on McFatridge which were caused before any Officer contacted McFatridge, so he was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Officers continued to investigate and then arrested McFatridge for Driving While Intoxicated with more than two prior convictions.
McFatridge was medically cleared and then delivered to the city detention center for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and for Driving While Intoxicated.
The vehicle was returned to the 26-year-old man.