On August 31, 2017 at about 7:21 p.m.

Officers responded to Thrifty Coin Car Wash – 2537 Lincoln Blvd regarding a subject that entered the victim/callers car and was refusing to leave.  Officers arrived and located the suspect seated in the front passenger seat of the car.  The subject did not comply with officers’ commands to exit the vehicle.  Officers were able to remove the suspect from the vehicle.  Officers determined the victim was vacuuming his car when the suspect for unknown reasons entered the passenger’s side of his car and sat in the seat.  The victim removed the keys from the ignition fearing the suspect would try to steal the car.  The victim yelled at the suspect to exit the car but did not comply.   The victim called the police.  The victim was desirous of prosecution.  The suspect was taken into custody.

Randy Kelso, 41, homeless was booked and later issued a citation for malicious mischief to a vehicle.

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