Tim Allen's Car Stolen By Man Claiming to Be His Adopted Son
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A Denver man is facing charges for allegedly stealing Tim Allen's 1996 Chevy Impala after claiming to be his adopted son.
Faustino Ibarra, 34, currently faces charges for taking the car out of the Home Improvement star's Los Angeles home last week and driving it to his home in Colorado, according to the Associated Press. But according to Ibarra, he didn't did steal the car; he borrowed it — from his dad.
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When a reporter for Fox affiliate KDVR asked about the incident, Ibarra, who was arrested Saturday after his family called police when they saw the car, claimed Allen adopted him a few years ago and gave him the OK to take the Impala.
"I emailed my dad the morning that I got the car in and everything is fine and I've got the car and it's ready for you and we need to talk about me coming to live with you," Ibarra told the reporter from behind bars.
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When confronted with the notion that his story seems a bit crazy, Ibarra got defensive. "I don't care how it sounds," he said. "I know who I am. He knows who I am. He knows who he is."
Ibarra is currently being held without bond and is awaiting extradition to California. He could also face stalking charges.
A rep for Allen declined to comment because it is a police matter.
Watch Ibarra's interview below.