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Updated: December 11, 2012 11:09PM



Indianapolis police said a hotel valet stole Reggie Wayne’s white 2007 Bentley on Saturday night and went for a joyride.

The crime evokes the scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in which valets take Cameron’s father’s car, forcing Cameron and Ferris to try to reverse the mileage.

This valet wasn’t as sharp. He was arrested by police after he was found stopped in the middle of the street with “glassy eyes and slurred speech.”

A hotel security guard said he saw a person matching the description of valet Gunner Belcher, 21, leave with the Bentley around 9:45 p.m.

A police report says the joyrider told police he was a “cousin by marriage” to Wayne, presumably because that sounded more plausible than “I got lost trying to find a parking spot for his car.”

Fox-59 reported that police booked Belcher on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to carry registration.

No one at the hotel realized Wayne’s car was missing until the wide receiver showed up Sunday morning trying to retrieve it. It was only then that the connection between the 2 a.m. arrest and the hotel valet was made. Police eventually returned the car to Wayne.

USA Today



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