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Earlier this week, Austin police arrested a suspected car thief with a strange name.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Optimus Prime Blakely faces a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The affidavit says officers stopped Blakely on Tuesday after they say they caught him driving a stolen vehicle on Congress Avenue near Radam Lane in south Austin.

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[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Disappointed with the headline writers for including ‘Man named…’

Don’t they know how to clickbait?

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago (1 children)

I tried to register my Nectar card using the name "Optimus Prime"... They never sent me one.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago
[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Man named Optimus Prime arrested for car theft

I'm surprised. Usually articles such as this point out how likely things like this are to be custody battles

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

but why would a truck steal a car? maybe it was just rescuing it.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

I wonder if the US prison system can transform him.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

Optimus Crime