[Updates below.] First report – 5:55 p.m.: A bochur has just been apprehended by a Lakewood police officer in front of Bais Medrash Govoah on Seventh Street in Lakewood, NJ. According to preliminary findings by a Matzav.com reporter at the scene, the bochur was in the yeshiva parking lot test driving a car that was for sale, when a police officer in a patrol car told him to move the vehicle out of the way and onto the street. The vehicle had license plates that were not registered properly. As soon as the vehicle was pulled outonto Seventh Street, at the corner of Private Way across from Bais Eliyahu, the officer pulled over the bochur. The bochur was whisked away by the officer in a patrol car and taken to Police Headquarters on Third Street. The car was towed shortly thereafter by Vince’s.
Stay with Matzav.com for this developing story.
Update, 6:14 p.m.: Matzav.com has learned that the owner of the car had taken plates from a different vehicle which had not yet been unregistered and placed them on the car that was being sold.
Update, 6:35 p.m.: The bochur has been released from police custody. Matzav.com has learned that the bochur had three outstanding tickets on his license, and had a court appearance in Wall Township, which he missed. A warrant was thus issued for his arrest. Rabbi Avrohom Moshe Muller, chaplain with the Lakewood Police Department, assisted in getting the bochur released from custody, though the bochur will have to deal with the outstanding tickets on his license.