Tahoe man arrested in Walmart parking lot while spray painting stolen car
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A North Lake Tahoe man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony car theft charges after a deputy found him spray-painting a vehicle in public view in a Walmart parking lot in Reno.
At about 6 a.m. Thursday, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a male adult — later identified as Matthew Leaton Foster, 45 of Kings Beach — spray painting a vehicle in the Damonte Ranch Walmart parking lot, according to a WCSO statement.
The deputy discovered the vehicle had been stolen from the Incline Village area at approximately 2 a.m. that morning, officials said.
Foster was arrested for felony charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, tampering with a motor vehicle, and grand larceny of a motor vehicle, and a misdemeanor charge of DUI.
He is in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility on more than $50,000 bail.
The owners of the vehicle have been contacted and the vehicle returned to their possession, according to WCSO.