MONTEREY, Tenn. (AP) - Who says men never stop to ask for directions?
Jason Daniel Waddell was in jail Wednesday after authorities said he did - and allegedly told the person who helped him that he was driving a stolen car.
Authorities said the 26-year-old Maryland man stopped a woman in an apartment complex Tuesday to ask for directions to Interstate 40.
The woman called Monterey police a few minutes after the driver confided he was in a stolen vehicle, Sgt. Tim Murphy said.
Waddell was caught about an hour later, 15 miles away and still on a state highway. He also is charged with holding up a sandwich shop and taking $200.
Murphy said leaving Monterey, population 2,717, shouldn't have been hard.
"He was less than 200 yards from the I-40 ramp when he robbed the store," Murphy said. "I think that he panicked when he left ... and turned right into a residential neighborhood."
Waddell was taken to the county jail on charges of aggravated robbery and property theft.