EPD: Officers find 2 asleep in galaxy-painted Corvette with engine running

Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 5:47 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 5:48 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officers with the Evansville Police Department arrested two people after they say both were found asleep in a Corvette with the engine running.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday, officers say someone called 911 to report a Corvette being driven recklessly, speeding and swerving down Morgan Avenue.

The caller described the car as “looking like a galaxy.”

”The call is what tipped us off to have us go in that area to look for that car,” Sgt. Nick Winsett, Evansville Police Department Public Information Officer said. “So, otherwise, who knows, the way they were driving, they may have ended up hitting another car, hitting a house, who knows.”

Officials say officers found the car with the attention-grabbing paint job stopped for a light at Boeke and Morgan Avenue.

Officers say they found the driver and his passenger asleep with the engine running.

After further investigation, police say they found a loaded gun, illegal narcotics and pills.

The two were then taken and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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