On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m., aSanta Monica police officer responded to the 2500 block of Idaho Avenue in regards to a suspicious male subject sitting in a vehicle for several hours.
Upon arrival, the officer located the male, later identified as 29-year-old Nate Lewis, of Los Angeles, sitting in the passenger seat while looking at his cellphone.
The officer asked Lewis if he lived in the area, and he replied that he lived around the corner. When he was asked for his address, he told the officer that he lived in Hollywood. Lewis went on to tell the officer that he worked at a local hospital and that the vehicle belonged to his female neighbor.
When the officer asked if he could search the car, Lewis granted him permission. While searching the vehicle, the officer found that the vehicle had DMV paperwork attached to the front windshield and that the owner’s name was different than the name provided by Lewis.
Los Angeles police were contacted and responded to the location of his stated address, determining that the apartment number did not exist there.
A search of the car yielded a fake California driver’s license and identification card.
Lewis was arrested for possessing a fraudulent public seal. Bail was set at $20,000.