Police discovered a gray Ford Escape with its engine running but its lights off in a Boca Raton motel parking lot and ran the plates. After discovering the SUV had been stolen out of Broward County, they approached the vehicle. According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, police found a couple asleep inside the car.

When the pair were unable to explain how they came to possess the vehicle, they were arrested. Joseph Edward Gibbs was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, while his companion, Jennifer DiMarco, was booked on a Broward County warrant for failing to pay child support.