HIRAM, Ga. – A man accused of stealing a woman's car at a gas station in Hiram was arrested in northwest Atlanta after committing a similar crime.
Zachary Shipp, 24, was taken into custody at around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. He was arrested after stealing a Porsche Cayenne from a Chevron station in the 2600 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
According to a police report, an officer spotted Shipp driving the stolen car and tried to pull him over. In his attempt to escape, Shipp drove the Porsche off the road and hit a utility pole. While arresting Shipp, officers found two small bags of marijuana hidden under his scrotum.
He was charged with auto theft, obstruction, marijuana possession, firearm possession, reckless conduct and leaving the roadway.
In the original incident, Shipp approached a woman at a RaceTrac gas station on US 278 at Bill Carruth Parkway at around 5:30 p.m. Friday and asked to use her cell phone.
Once he got the phone, he allegedly smashed it on the ground. When the woman went to pick up the phone, police say Shipp got in her car. When the woman tried to stop him, police say he reached for an object in his waist band and said "I will kill you" numerous times. He then fled the scene.
Shipp also has active warrants in Cobb and DeKalb counties for larceny and assault, respectively.
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