NEW: Man accused of trying to steal Gastonia police car

  • Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:21 p.m.

GASTONIA (AP) A man has been accused of trying to steal a police car at a Gastonia strip club.

Jason Eric Tate, 39, has been charged with resisting police, breaking into a vehicle, attempted vehicle theft and interfering with emergency communications.


A Gastonia officer had been sent to the club around 3 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a vehicle break-in.

Police say Tate spoke on the car radio, telling a dispatcher he was trying to have a good time.

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