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Teen arrested with four stolen vehicles near his home denies thefts, but admits to riding in them, police say
Updated: 7:03 PM EDT Sep 12, 2018
Terrance Tarleton
Terrance Tarleton

A Milwaukee teen taken into custody with four stolen cars near his home denies stealing them, but admitted to rummaging through them and riding around in them, in part, to impress girls, according to a criminal complaint.

Terrance Tarleton, 19, reportedly told a detective after he was arrested Aug. 27 that he was part of the "Hampton Boys" who compete with a rival group, the "Professional Stoley Riders," over whose members are the best at driving stolen cars and can attract the most girls.

What kid wouldn’t want to drive in a newer car and be seen by girls," the complaint quote him telling a detective. 

"Stoley" is a slang term for a stolen car. 

Authorities zeroed in on Tarleton after his fingerprints matched those found on a BMW X3 that had been stolen out of Whitefish Bay, the charging document said. He was later tagged in Facebook photos with of a Toyota RAV4 and a Honda CR-V that had been stolen.

All three vehicles, plus another that was reported stolen, were recovered near Tarleton's home. One of the vehicles was parked right outside his home, the complaint said.

Authorities who executed a search warrant on Tarleton's home on the day of his arrest said they found multiple key fobs, vehicle manuals, a woman's work badge, a gun and ammunition.

As a felon, convicted in an earlier case, Tarleton is barred from possessing a handgun.

Tarleton remains in custody at the Racine County Sheriff's Office on $5,000 bond. He faces more than 23 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Several accused accomplices could still face charges in adult and juvenile court.

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