The next morning, the car was gone, police said.
The vehicle’s title was fake and lacked a watermark, according to police.
On Sunday, Burbank police found the Craigslist advertisement and contacted Madrigal and Pouncy while pretending to be interested in buying the car, Dilbert said.
Officers arranged a meeting that afternoon near McCambridge Park, where they arrested Pouncy on suspicion of grand theft, Dilbert said.
Meanwhile, Madrigal allegedly attempted to drive off in a separate car. While he was trying to leave, Madrigal allegedly brushed the vehicle against a police officer who was attempting to open the car door in an effort to stop him from fleeing, police said.
Madrigal traveled roughly a block before his car broke down, after which he tried to flee on foot, Dilibert said.
After a brief foot pursuit, Madrigal was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, assault with a deadly weapon and evading police. He is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Pouncy is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Anyone else who may have been a victim in dealings with Madrigal or Pouncy is urged to call Burbank police at (818) 238-3000.
-- Alene Tchekmedyian, firstname.lastname@example.org
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