Police in California said a man stole a car so he could make a court appearance on a previous car theft charge.
The state's highway patrol said 24-year-old Samuel Botchvaroff, of Oakland, was arrested after he left his court appearance at Vallejo on car theft charges.
He was taken to jail on suspicion of car theft and possession of stolen property.
Authorities were looking for the stolen car after its tracking system alerted them about the theft.
They said Botchvaroff told officers his own car had been impounded and that he had no other way to get to the court appearance.