After a traffic stop, St. Louis Park police arrested a 24-year-old Minneapolis man on Sept. 1 after he gave the false name of someone with a felony burglary warrant.
The Minneapolis man was arrested near the intersection of 28th Street and Kentucky Avenue for giving a fake name and for three misdemeanor theft warrants.
Police pulled the man over on 28th Street for speeding in a Chevrolet van, but when an officer asked him for his name, he paused before giving the name of a 22-year-old wanted on a burglary warrant.
The officer found that the photo listed for the name did not match the Minneapolis man, but found booking photos of a different man who had been cited for driving the Chevrolet in the past. The physical features and tattoos matched the Minneapolis man.
The man told police “he was sorry he had provided a false name” and that he “did it because he did not want to go to jail tonight,” according to the police report.He was booked into the St. Louis Park jail and released on $278 in bail.