Case High School students accused of stealing car from parking lot after finding keys in the library

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two Case High School students are accused of stealing another student's car from the parking lot.

Officers were called to Case High School on May 16 for a report of a vehicle that was just stolen from the north lot of the school. 

A witness told police she saw two suspects walking through the parking lot, checking door handles on cars before they got into her friend's truck and drove away.

The victim checked for his car and car keys after receiving a text but could not locate either.

Upon reviewing surveillance footage from the school, a staff member was able to identify both suspects as students at the school.

The victim's vehicle was later located undamaged near 11th and Harbridge in Racine.

Officers made contact with one of the suspects who said he found the keys in the library, went out to the parking lot, and used the fob to locate the car. The suspect then they drove around until they figured it was time for school to get out, parked the truck, and took a city bus to get home.

The suspects are now facing charges of Take and Drive Vehicle Without Owner's Consent and Misdemeanor Theft. 

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