Police: Fenger Student Stole Teacher's Car for Joyride

By Tanveer Ali on January 25, 2013 12:36pm 

 Amonie A. Gipson, of the 1900 block of Canal Street in Blue Island, was charged with a felony count of aiding, abetting, possessing or selling a stolen vehicle and is due Friday in bond court, police said.
Amonie A. Gipson, of the 1900 block of Canal Street in Blue Island, was charged with a felony count of aiding, abetting, possessing or selling a stolen vehicle and is due Friday in bond court, police said.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old Fenger High School student has been arrested for stealing a teacher's car and leaving it wrecked near the school, police said.

Amonie A. Gipson, of the 1900 block of Canal Street in Blue Island, was charged with a felony count of aiding, abetting, possessing or selling a stolen vehicle and is due Friday in bond court, police said.

A teacher at the school at 11220 S. Wallace St. called police Wednesday saying he couldn't find his car keys and that his car was missing, police said.

A witness told police he saw Gipson take the car, police said. The teacher got in touch with the female student, but she said she wouldn't return the car.

Gipson was arrested about 7:45 p.m. for stealing the car, police said.

Gipson told police that two men had approached her at school saying they had keys to a car, police said.

An assistant principal had called Gipson, telling her to bring the car back. But Gipson told the school official the car was left crashed in an alley near the school, police said.

No information is available on the two men who were allegedly with Gipson.

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