Police: Unattended purse leads to stolen car
Deputies pull over stolen car on east side
A woman’s car was stolen after she discovered the keys missing from her purse while she visited a nightclub, according to a release from the Madison Police Department.
The 53-year-old Madison woman said she left her purse unattended for a short time Sunday night while she was at a nightclub on Applegate Court.
The woman’s car was spotted and stopped by a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy near the intersection of Stoughton Road and Pflaum Road.
Leo E. Cowan, 45, of Madison, was arrested on suspicion of theft and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
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