Man Charged In Cars For Courage Auto Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police have arrested and charged a suspect Wednesday for robbing a white Pontiac Grand Am right off a Brooklyn Center Cars for Courage lot.

Police say they arrested 34-year-old Jerome William Darkow on Wednesday after they saw him driving the same car used in the auto theft: a white pickup truck with a black rear tow bar.

According to the criminal complaint, police have had experience with Darkow and knows he often tows older model vehicles and sells them for scrap.

After waiving his Constitutional rights per Miranda, Darkow at one point allegedly denied stealing a white Grand Am. The officer who conducted the interview reported that at no time during the interview had he said what color the car was.

The missing car has yet to be located.

Darkow is in custody and has been charged with one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle. If convicted, Darkow could spend up to 5 years in prison and/or be fined $10,000.

Cars for Courage is a program that benefits the Courage Center in Minneapolis. Profits from donated cars go directly to rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

  • Barb Darno

    What a loser!

    • red


    • Jethro

      Not sure this article could have been written any more poorly. How do the WCCO writers get their jobs…by spraying man gravy in a cup?

  • Justice for All

    I would think there should be a whole lot of community service coming this jokers way.

    • Those Lights Have Never Burned So Bright

      Maybe he could serve as the community heavy bag. This picture should be saved for his obituary…it’s the one picture in his lifetime where it appears he has figured something out.

  • Melody

    To bad we don’t have a stockade in the public square anymore.

  • Kevin (Wannabe)

    Aint Diversity Grand ! ROFL.. wait a second, the guy in the picture, isn’t that Kevin?

    • Yep

      No, Kevin’s the guy that got caught soliciting a minor on Craigslist.

    • pedro

      kinda funny, will give you that. but you libs needs to take a stats class tho, bc kevin does have valid pts. he merely states some groups commit more crimes than others – never said white people dont commit crimes. now maybe a flash mob will slap some sense in to you:)

  • Jake

    Awesome work by the Police Dept!!

  • big banjo

    hes a well known thief and has been for some time…….hes just a low life degenerate.

    • Citizen

      and a child predator

  • tom

    Felony, give him 10 years, would be one less vote for the illegal POTUS we have

  • Bewildered Thief

    Uh, what color is a white car?

  • Car Robbery

    How does one rob a car right off of the lot? Was it an armed car robbery?

  • I think i just barfed in my mouth

    Hahahahahahahahaha! That dork looks like some sort of evolutionary mix-up! Hahahahahahahaha!

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