Local News for Miami, Florida

November 29, 2018

Man Arrested in Car Theft Related to Abduction Hoax: MDPD

A man accused of stealing a car from a South Florida woman who was arrested after she falsely claimed her young grandson had been taken during the car theft has also been arrested.

Antonio Monzon, 32, was arrested Tuesday on a grand theft auto charge for stealing the Hyundai Accent back on Nov. 18, Miami-Dade Police said.

According to an arrest report, Monzon met with 37-year-old Antoinette Rowan to perform a title transfer and give her a temporary tag for the Hyundai in exchange for $150.

Monzon and Rowan went together to a Walmart and ended up at a Sunoco gas station on Southwest 112th Avenue. Rowan said she went inside to buy beer and Monzon drove off in her car, the report said.

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