A Miami man was arrested at the Rainbow Bridge at 4 a.m. Monday, when Officer Walter Nichols said he was trying to enter the country behind the wheel of a stolen car.
Jose C. Couso, 35, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Further charges likely await him in Florida, Nichols said.
U.S. Customs agents determined the car Couso was driving, a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse valued at $20,000, had been stolen from a dealership in Miami.
Nichols said the dealer in Miami was contacted and said Couso was a former employee who had no authority to drive the car.