Man arrested twice for stealing same car twice

Robert Ponti 
By: Devansh Dutt 

A man just couldn’t say goodbye to the Bentley car he has stolen.

He went out there and stole the same Bentley again, according to police reports.

The California man apparently wanted the Bentley at all costs so he allegedly stole the car twice in the span of four days, police said.

Robert Ponti, 46, was first arrested on Tuesday, when deputies ran a registration check on a 2005 Bentley Coupe parked outside a residence in Jurupa Valley, California.

The registration check showed that the car had been stolen from the city of Brea, while the owners were out of town, the Office of the Riverside County Sheriff said.

Deputies have seen Ponti and Johnny Villarreal, 37, get into the car and drive away. The two were arrested and detained.

The Bentley was taken to a towing company, but on Friday, it was back on the road, parked outside the residence where police had found earlier in the week. Ponti is accused of fraudulently obtaining the luxury coupe from the towing company.

The vehicle was recovered and Ponti was rearrested. He faces charges including possession of stolen property, fraud, forgery, perjury and committing an offense while out on bail.