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Subject:  Chalk one up . . . Date:  7/22/2002  2:14 PM
Author:  5SpeedFool Number:  4017 of 11893

. . . for the expensive Nissan:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When a thief decided Sandra Boutwell's car was a good target, he probably didn't expect it to put up a fight.

David Christopher Lander, 51, of Gainesville, was arrested early Thursday morning after the car he was allegedly burglarizing locked him inside, Alachua County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Keith Faulk said.

The 1994 Infiniti is equipped with an anti-theft device that automatically locks the doors when the car alarm is triggered, Faulk said. When Lander entered the car, the doors locked.

``Had he pushed the button on the driver's side door, he could have gotten out,' Faulk said.

When deputies arrived shortly after 2 a.m., they found Lander locked in the car.

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