HAWTHORNE, CA—There’s the newly released video game, Grand Theft Auto V, and then there are those who get charged with grand theft auto and four other arrestable charges.
David Chung, 39, was apprehended by Hawthorne police on Wednesday, November 19 at approximately 12:30 a.m. He was picked up from an apartment building along the 4700 block of Imperial Highway in Hawthorne.
The Torrance man was charged with grand theft auto (487(D)PCGTA), receiving known stolen goods (496(A)PC), taking a vehicle without owning it (10851(A)VC), felony possession of a controlled substance (11377HS) and possession of narcotic/drug/alcohol paraphernalia in a jail (4573.6PC).
Chung was also found to have a warrant for petty theft (484(A)PC) from Hawthorne police, a violation which prompted a relatively petty $5,000 warrant.
The bail amounts for the new charges were between $10,000 and $35,000 and totaled $110,000.
How he managed to get a grand theft auto charge along with allegedly attempting to take drugs, etc. into a jail remains undisclosed. Perhaps he was thinking the jail had a drive-through?