Police in Middleburg Heights say they arrested a man in a car stolen right off the set of the Captain America movie being filmed in downtown Cleveland. That car was one of the props.
In real life, the super heroes became victims of crime.
Just after midnight Thursday morning, Middleburg Heights Police saw a car rolling down I-71 with no license plates. Officers learned the vehicle, a 2013 Chevy Malibu, had been stolen from the movie set.
Police say the driver didn't have a license. Police video shows, the driver even held the license plates out the window when an officer pulled him over. We're told he first said he had permission to be in the car, but he really didn't.
Middleburg Heights Mayor Gary Starr told 19 Action News, "Middleburg Heights came to the rescue of Captain America. We have our own action figures in Middleburg Heights. They arrested the bad guy in this case."
The movie set is guarded by Willo Security. And we got stopped before we even got near the set. So how did some thief rip off a car there?
Cleveland Third District Detectives have now picked up the investigation.
Of course, this has already led the Middleburg Heights Mayor to suggest a new story line. You know, a guy steals a car, and then he gets stopped by police, and then. ... Well, you get the idea.