PD: Men accused of stealing back seats from car parked at Phoenix hospital

Posted at 12:48 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 17:52:17-04

You know you're having a bad day when you return to your car parked in a hospital parking lot and find the back seats missing.

Court records show that two men were caught stealing the rear seats out of a car parked at a Phoenix hospital and then selling them down the street.

Police report that on September 12, at about 4 p.m. police saw two men identified as 29-year-old Angel Esau German and 44-year-old Emeterio Garcia-Sandoval, remove the rear seats from a car parked at the Banner Estrella Hospital near 94th Avenue and Thomas Road. 

The men then allegedly went about a block away from the hospital where they met up with another man who bought the seats for $200.

Police made contact with the buyer who said he saw an 'Offer up' ad for the seats and met the men to buy the seats.

German and Sandoval reportedly admitted to police that they took the seats and other property out of the car parked at the hospital and placed the ad.

Police say Sandoval admitted to them that the Mexican driver's license and birth certificate he showed them were forgeries.

German allegedly admitted to being in the United States illegally for the past six months.

The value of the property stolen is about $800.

Both men are facing charges of forgery, burglary, and trafficking in stolen property.