Uber driver helps catch a car thief after a sale gone wrong

- "Never had any issues..."

It was supposed to be a normal car sale...

At 76th and Oklahoma, mechanic Patrick Berry met up with 20-year-old Kumasi Wallace after he responded to a Craigslist ad.

"He says, 'can I look underneath the hood?' and I said 'sure.'"

But Berry quickly realized there would be no sale.

"He scared the heck out of me and just took off."

Berry tried chasing after--but lost sight of his stolen vehicle.

When he was on his way to the police station, he got a phone call.

"Somebody calls me asking 'where are you?' I said '...I was just trying to sell a car here.'"

It turns out Berry wasn't the only person looking for Wallace.

An Uber driver called Berry thinking it was the suspect.

Investigators say Wallace had given the driver Berry's number, but made a big mistake giving the driver his actual name.

"With his information, it made it so much easier for the police to find him."

Police found Berry's stolen vehicle a block from Wallace’s home.

The suspect was later arrested.

"I was thankful the police were able to do this and catch this guy and stop him from stealing other cars."

Berry says he's learned a lot from the experience, hoping others will too.

"It is a lesson learned for me. I will never do it again."

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