Man Caught After Stealing Online Date’s Car: Police

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A man nicknamed "Gooch" who allegedly stole his online date's car was busted by police in New Jersey, authorities said Saturday.

Gerald "Gooch" Tietz was arrested by Waterford Township police after the stolen vehicle was spotted in Cherry Hill, investigators said.

Tietz, who uses the alias Mike Rossman and Gennaro Aladena, contacted a woman an online dating website and met her in person on Feb. 26, police said. At some point during their date, Tietz managed to get the woman's keys and took off with her car, investigators said.

The car, a red Toyota Solara with "Jsrygrl" vanity plates, was spotted by a person in Cherry Hill who alerted local police.

Tietz has possible tied to Philadelphia and the Atlantic City area, police said.

He was remanded to Camden County Jail. Information about the charges against him were unavailable and it was unclear whether he had obtained a lawyer. 

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