A 59-year-old Indianapolis man is facing a penalty for stealing his mother’s car from a Cleveland police impound lot and taking it to her home in Fairview Park, police said.

Cleveland police arrested the man after Fairview Park officers found the 2006 Buick Rendezvous parked in an open garage at his family’s home on West 210th Street at 10:09 a.m. March 1, said Fairview Park Police Lt. Paul Shepard.

Fairview officers went to the home after Cleveland police asked them to check the home for the car. The man had driven the car to a Cleveland Monsters hockey game and it was towed for being parked illegally near the arena Feb. 29, police said.

The man went to the impound lot the next morning and got permission to get a few items from the car, police said. He then took a swig from a vodka bottle and drove off.

Cleveland police had the family’s address as local contact information for the Indianapolis man and notified Fairview police.

The man admitted he’d taken the car, which was not damaged, Shepard said. Cleveland officers arrested the man for breaking and entering and grand theft auto.

Calls to the Fairview Park home for comment were not returned.

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