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St. Louis Police Arrest Two Men on Car Clouting Charges; One May Be Serial Offender

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James Palmer faces a dozen charges regarding vehicle break-ins.
This just in. Fresh on the heels of rash of car break-ins in downtown St. Louis, police have arrested two men on charges of car clouting.

The suspects -- James Palmer and Joshua Hollingsworth -- were officially charged Tuesday.

According to police, 20-year-old Palmer broke into a vehicle last Thursday in the 4300 block of McRee. Since filing that initial charge, investigators say they have now linked Palmer to other car break-ins in the Gate District, Botanical Heights, Forest Park Southeast and the Jeff Vanderlou neighborhoods.

Palmer now faces a dozen felony charges, including six counts of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, two counts of theft/stealing over $500 and four counts of theft/stealing under $500.

A judge has ordered Palmer, of the 2800 block of Madison, held on a $150,000 cash-only bond. Court records show St. Louis police arrested Palmer in April for unlawful use of a weapon. That charge remains pending in circuit court.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old Hollingsworth was caught breaking into a vehicle Monday in the 1400 block of Mississippi in Lafayette Square. Hollingsworth, of the 1500 block of nearby Hickory Street, is charged with theft/stealing under $500. Court records show no priors for him.


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Douche_McGee

Car clouting? WTF? Did thieves protest the negative label of "assholes that break into people's car because they're pieces of shit" because it makes people think of them negatively?

Guy 1: hey man, I heard you're an asshole that breaks into carsIdiot 2: Nah, I'm a car clouterGuy 1: Oh that's cool, I thought you might be an asshole.

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