On February 3, 2017, police arrested Rashon M. Perkins, 32, of Bronx, on charges of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle without owner consent.
Patrol encountered Perkins sitting in a parked car on Woodland Place at 4:35 a.m., February 3, 2017, in violation of overnight parking restrictions. Perkins told police he had gotten lost on his way home to Bronx from Empire City Casino.
When police asked Perkins for identification, he said he did not have any documents on him. When asked for registration, Perkins produced a rental agreement from the glove box. The rental agreement was in the name of Perkins’s sister-in-law. A further check showed she had rented the car on January 5, 2017, with a return date of January 9, 2017. However, in a phone conversation with police, she said she had extended the rental. She said Perkins had her permission to use the car; however, the rental agreement only authorized the use for he car for the sister-in-law and her husband. During this time, Perkins had been using a different moniker with police. He alleged his name was “Rashon Thomas.”
After police were unable to match that name with a valid driver’s license, Perkins finally admitted his real name to police. A DMV check of Perkins’s license revealed it was suspended on two different dates, for failure to pay a fine and failure to answer a summons. Perkins was then arrested, and the car was towed to the police impound lot.