A Mountain View woman's car was stolen and ended up in a Sunnyvale impound lot over the weekend after four teens reportedly took the vehicle for a late-night spin, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
The four suspects, all teenage boys from Sunnyvale, were stopped by a sheriff's deputy in Cupertino shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, according to Sgt. Rich Glennon.
The vehicle, a silver late-2000s Toyota Corolla, had also been reportedly seen in Cupertino earlier that morning, and that the occupants were seen trying to open car doors, Glennon said. The teens' story for why they had the car didn't add up, and the driver of the vehicle did not have a license, Glennon said.
All four teens were cited and released to their parents, but the sheriff's office was forced to store the car in a Sunnyvale tow yard after Mountain View police were unable to contact the registered owner, Glennon said.
Later Sunday morning, around 8:20 a.m., the Mountain View woman called police to report that her car had been stolen from her carport in an apartment complex on Crestview Drive, right next to the Sunnyvale border. Mountain View police told her it was recovered and was being held in a nearby tow yard, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.