Man arrested for stealing car from Captain America 2 set

1:37 PM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
Example of cars being used in the 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' film. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS -- A man is facing grand theft charges after police say he was stopped driving a car stolen from the Captain America 2 set in Cleveland.

An officer in Middleburg Heights pulled the car over on I-71 just after midnight because it had no license plates.

The officer later determined the car was taken from the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is currently filming in downtown.

The driver had no driving privileges in Ohio and was driving under suspension. Police say when asked to produce a license he handed the officer a Washington DC Health and Human Services ID car and the fake Washington DC license plate from the car.

The man is in the Middleburg Heights Jail.

According to a police report, the man told officers he had permission to drive the car.  But a person from the production company told police that was not true.

Charges are pending.

The movie is set in Washington DC, so a number of vehicles in the film appear to be those from DC police.


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