Man sentenced after stealing patrol car

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man charged with stealing an unmarked patrol vehicle that was parked in front a Laramie County deputy's home has been sentenced to three to five years in prison.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Tuesday that Senio Nuu was sentenced after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of theft.

The 33-year-old had initially been charged with aggravated burglary because firearms were inside the vehicle, which was stolen in Cheyenne, taken to a McDonald's restaurant and then abandoned.

Defense attorney David Hopkinson says his client just "saw a car and decided to take it" and didn't intend to steal law enforcement equipment.

Nuu's co-defendant, 26-year-old Tevin Taylor, is awaiting sentencing for receiving and/or concealing stolen property.

Taylor says Nuu gave him a shotgun and a tactical vest found in the vehicle.