Missouri man charged after stealing car from Springfield dealership showroom – KY3

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A man from Fulton, Missouri, has been charged after stealing a car from a car dealership in Springfield over the weekend.

According to court records, 32-year-old Daniel Snider is charged with second-degree burglary and stealing $25,000 or more.

According to investigators from the Springfield Police Department, around 12 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the Audi Springfield dealership and found a broken glass pane, large double doors leading to the showroom propped open, and a large rock near the broken window.

Authorities contacted the dealership’s management. The manager told authorities that Snider stole a black 2024 Audi A6, valued at over $67,000. The manager told authorities that the kyefob was inside the car at the time. The manager also said Snider stole a Coca-Cola from the lobby refrigerator.

Several hours later, around 7 a.m., troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol found the Audi abandoned on the side of Highway 65. The troopers noticed the car was still running but unoccupied and had dealership stickers.

According to court documents, a little while later, troopers found Snider walking along Highway 65. They asked him what he was doing and noticed he had a keyfob. Snider told the troopers it was for the Audi and the troopers arrested him.

Snider was taken to the Christian County Jail.

An investigator with the Springfield Police Department went to speak with Snider. Court documents show Snider told the investigator that he had a lot of people coming after him and he tried to call 911.

Snider told the investigators he threw the rock in the window to get help and claimed the alarm didn’t go off and no officers showed up. Snider mentioned to the investigator that there was a security guard but wasn’t sure if the security guard saw him.

Snider admitted to stealing the Coca-Cola and a bottle of water, along with the Audi. Snider said he then took off in the car and “ran amok, on purpose.”

Investigators say Snider claimed federal agents were after him for a gun charge and that he wanted to go to jail for safety. Snider admitted too that the keys were in the cupholder of the Audi.

Snider is being held now in the Greene County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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