Man Arrested for Car Theft at Metro Station

Isom Cooper, 49, was taken into custody and arrested in connection to the car theft.

By Sam Chamberlain and David Chang
|  Sunday, Feb 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:52 AM EDT
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A photo of the man wanted for a car theft from the Addison Road Metro station early Saturday.

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Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole a car from a Metro station parking lot Saturday morning.

Investigators say that the car, a Pontiac, was stolen shortly after 7 a.m. from the parking lot at Addison Road Station. Metro Police say that they were able to track the car by using the victim's iPhone, which was left inside.

Credit: Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

Moments later, investigators spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center on Van Dorn street in Alexandria. The suspect drove away, but later abandoned the vehicle on the on-ramp from Van Dorn Street to the Capital Beltway, according to police. News4's Derrick Ward reports that one police officer was dragged by the suspect near Van Dorn Street. No significant injuries were reported.

Investigators say the officer who was dragged also fired his weapon at the vehicle. He has been placed on administrative leave due to the use of a firearm.

The suspect fled the vehicle on foot. Saturday afternoon, police say they found the car thief, identified as Isom Cooper, 49, at a Comfort Inn Hotel. Cooper was taken into custody and arrested in connection to the car theft. Investigators say other charges against him may be pending.

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