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.

Comments (16)
  1. Barb Darno says:

    What a loser!

    1. Jethro says:

      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?

  2. Justice for All says:

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

    1. Those Lights Have Never Burned So Bright says:

      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.

  3. Melody says:

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

  4. Kevin (Wannabe) says:

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

    1. Yep says:

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

    2. pedro says:

      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:)

  5. Jake says:

    Awesome work by the Police Dept!!

  6. big banjo says:

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

    1. Citizen says:

      and a child predator

  7. tom says:

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

  8. Bewildered Thief says:

    Uh, what color is a white car?

  9. Car Robbery says:

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

  10. I think i just barfed in my mouth says:

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

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