Nicaraguan man arrested on I-75 in Gainesville for stealing car in Tennessee


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Miguel Angel Nunez Garcia, 34, was arrested yesterday after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled over the car he was driving because it matched an alert provided to law enforcement about a stolen car.

The trooper received an alert about the blue Nissan Kick at 11:12 a.m. yesterday and conducted a traffic stop on the car at about noon. The owner of the car had been tracking her vehicle and providing updates to law enforcement. The owner said Nunez Garcia had been staying with her in Tennessee, and when she woke up, Nunez Garcia, the car, and the car keys were gone.

Nunez Garcia was identified by his Nicaragua driver’s license and Nicaragua ID card. Documentation from the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that was found in the car confirmed his identity.

Nunez Garcia was charged with grand theft auto. Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $10,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • After spending a nice evening with the hospitable Tennessee woman, he suddenly remembered that he had to rush to the Miami DHS office to complete his asylum application. No time to leave her an explanatory note. I’m sure that DHS will understand.

  • This story is about an idiot who stole his girlfriends car. It has nothing to do with his being from Nicaragua or Biden’s immigration policies He will certainly be deported by the United States government for commiting a felony offense.

    • True, he was/is an idiot. However, whether he is deported remains to be seen. Gainesville has declared itself a sanctuary city and may offer asylum to him until his status is determined.

      One thing is pretty clear, it may not be relevant his nationality, but it is equally as relevant that Biden’s lack of policies, or should we say, enforcement of current policies, that is not doing much to curb the illegal immigration.

      • Gainesville has declared itself a “sanctuary city?” You mean the University of Florida has declared Gainesville a sanctuary city. Without the wee morons at UF and their sheep herders, G’ville would never have done such a silly thing. Glad I live out in the county, not in G’ville.

  • He had a green card. Which means that he was here legally. Which goes to show that criminals are criminals and their immigration status is irrelevant. I know people that have been here ILLEGALLY for 15 years and have never committed ANOTHER crime since they entered our country illegally. Stop making everything political just so you have a chance to spout your cute little nicknames you have for politicians that you don’t like. This individual committed a crime and it’s not because of anyone but himself.

  • P.s. I don’t like Joe Biden either but you don’t see me on here calling him stupid names like an ill mannered elementary school kid

  • Who was it that said……”Mexico isn’t going to send us their finest”? Sure as hell wasn’t Joke Biden! How could SO many people be so stupid as to vote for this nonsense?

  • WTF are Gville-Brandon voters thinking? We need HIGHER crime and auto insurance rates? Inflation isn’t HIGH ENOUGH yet? How idiotic can voters be?

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