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Hot cars and hamburgers: Alleged car thieves busted after Facebook Live at Berea Wendy's

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 07:46:56-05

BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Berea police say they captured two alleged car thieves after a tipster spotted an individual doing a Facebook live in a stolen car at a local Wendy's.

Officers say they were dispatched to the Wendy's on Prince Royal Drive in reference to an anonymous caller advising that a female on his Facebook was broadcasting live at the restaurant from a car. Officers arrived in the area and found the car at a nearby Dollar Tree.

Officers made contact with the subjects and they quickly realized that the car's license plate did not match the vehicle. A search of the vehicle identification number revealed that the car was stolen out of Ohio.

Amy Hubbard, 36, and Destiny Neubacher, 22, were both arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. The pair also had extraditable warrants.

A video posted to the Facebook page listed as belonging to Destiny Neubacher shows her pleaded for help saying that the pair were stuck in the "middle of nowhere" and were out of gas. Someone in the background can be heard complaining that the car's stereo has no bluetooth.