He stole the sport utility vehicle. He crashed the sport utility vehicle. He paid to have the disabled vehicle towed back to its owner's house — with the owner's stolen credit card.

Sgt. James Feldman of the Salina Police Department said that's what a Salina man is alleged to have done to an acquaintance, who woke up Wednesday to discover his crashed SUV and the acquaintance accused of causing the damage at his house in the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

Feldman said Joshua S. Christopher, 23, was driving Nicholas Main's vehicle valued at $4,000 when it ran off the road and hit a curb and a light pole in the 2200 block of South Ninth Street as 12:32 a.m. Wednesday. 

Feldman said Christopher was arrested for felony theft of the 2005 Ford Escape, as well as criminal use of Main's credit card and misdemeanor theft of $160 he charged to the credit card to have Main's disabled vehicle towed back home.