A suspicious acting Los Angeles man was arrested in Santa Monica on Thursday, Sept. 24, after being found in possession of a fake California identification card.
At 7:30 pm an officer of the Santa Monica Police Department was requested to investigate a report of a suspicious man who had been sitting in a vehicle for several hours in the 2500 block of Idaho Ave.
When the officer arrived the officer spotted the man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle staring at his cellphone.
The officer approached the vehicle and spoke with the man. The officer asked him if he lived in the area, to which he replied that he “lived around the corner.”
The man then added that he worked at a local hospital and that the vehicle was the property of one of his neighbors. The officer asked this man if he could search the vehicle to which he agreed.
The officer searched the vehicle and discovered that it contained DMV paperwork (attached to the inside of the windshield) that suggested that the vehicle belonged to a person other than the one that the man had claimed that it belonged to.
The officer contacted Los Angeles Police Department and requested that they respond to the address that the man had claimed to be the one where the vehicle owner lived. The LAPD officers later responded by telling the officer that the apartment number given at that address did not exist.
A further search of this vehicle rendered a fake California identification card and so the officer arrested this 29-year-old L.A. man for possession of a fraudulent public seal. Bail was set at $20,000.