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Man admits stealing car from behind Aspen pizza shop was ‘bad idea’

Aspen police arrested a 34-year-old man late Sunday after he admitted to stealing a car parked behind New York Pizza, according to court documents.

Davey Naranjo was caught on North Eighth Street moments after officers met with the owner of the blue Toyota Highlander, according to an affidavit written by an Aspen police officer filed in Pitkin County District Court. Naranjo “stated he took the vehicle and he ‘knew it was a bad idea.’”

Naranjo was charged with trespassing and aggravated motor vehicle theft — both felonies. Naranjo also was charged with misdemeanor trespassing in early September after officers caught him and four other men inside the new Aspen Police Department building, which is under construction.



The owner of the Highlander told police he left the vehicle unlocked with the keys inside parked behind New York Pizza on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall.

Naranjo, who was with a 20 year-old woman who was not charged when he was caught, twice admitted he stole the car, according to the affidavit.


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