Man allegedly steals police car while officer investigates car break-ins

GASTONIA (WSOC) - A Gastonia man is out of jail after police say he stole an officer's patrol car while that officer investigated car break-ins.

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Investigators released tapes of the conversation they say he had with a dispatcher.

"Is there any emergencies going on in this car?" the dispatcher asked.

"Just trying to have a good time," a man responded.

Investigators took Jason Tate into custody Wednesday morning. They said he stole the car outside a strip club on West Main Avenue.


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