Last month the owner of a BMW left the keys in that car ? unlocked. Two men walking along Blue Ridge Avenue spotted the car, the keys and the opportunity.
According to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day the men took advantage of the opportunity and stole the car, which eventually wound up in Lynchburg as the men got involved in other crimes in that community.
One of the men allegedly involved was Joel Cunningham, 21, of Forest who has been arrested and charged with stealing the vehicle. Warrants have also been issued on a second defendant.