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Driver says car isn’t stolen but can’t remember where he got it

Saul Banda

Saul Banda

OKLAHOMA CITY- Two men are behind bars after authorities say they were caught driving a stolen vehicle early Thursday morning but couldn’t explain where they got the car.

Around 1 a.m., deputies with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office noticed a 1997 red Honda Civic with a defective brake light.

After running the car’s tag, the deputy realized it had been reported stolen.

The driver, 18-year-old Saul Banda, told authorities that the car wasn’t stolen.

Instead, he said borrowed the car from his cousin.

However, Banda could not remember his cousin’s name, address or phone number.

Banda was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of possession of a stolen perezvehicle, no state driver’s license and defective equipment.

The passenger, 21-year-old Randel Ivan Perez-Ortiz, was booked on a complaint of possession of a stolen vehicle.