Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hot-Wire Tries Go Cold 5 Times.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer

* Police say the would-be thief couldn't get any of cars started

Police say most people who want to hot-wire a car can do it easily.

But a Rio Rancho man couldn't seem to get the job done in April after trying to steal five cars, according to police.

Johnny Vigil, 21, was indicted by a Sandoval County grand jury June 26 and charged with five counts each of auto burglary, attempt to commit unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property. Vigil was also charged with residential burglary and larceny.

According to court records, Vigil allegedly broke in and tried to steal five vehicles on Charles Drive and Patti Place in Rio Rancho in the early morning hours of April 13. …

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