A Florida man is behind bars in Alabama after police say he was caught in an SUV he stole from a woman he met on a dating app.
Eric Taylor, a 40-year-old Pensacola resident, was arrested Saturday at pinnacle Square in Trussville. Police found Taylor in a stolen Audi Q3 after they received a Flock Safety alert, which is a license plate reader.
According to authorities, Taylor stole the vehicle from a young woman he met via the dating app Tinder. The date – and theft – took place in Florida.
This is what Trussville police had to say about Taylor’s alleged crime and subsequent arrest: “Rather than simply swiping left, he decided to meet the young woman for a night out on the town before taking off in her vehicle. Taylor will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $110 where he will have another chance at finding true love.”
Taylor was booked into the county lockup just before 6 p.m. Sunday on charges of first-degree receiving stolen property and illegal possession of a credit/debit card.