Indianapolis police say a hotel valet stole Reggie Wayne’s white 2007 Bentley on Saturday night and went for a joyride.
Instead of returning the car on time and forcing Ferris Bueller Wayne to go back to Cameron’s dad’s house to try to reverse the mileage, the valet was arrested by police after he was found stopped in the middle of the street with “glassy eyes and slurred speech.”
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It was later discovered that a hotel security guard says he saw a person matching the description of valet Gunner Belcher, 21, leave with the Bentley around 9:45 p.m.
A police report says the joyrider told police he was a “cousin by marriage” to Wayne, presumably because that sounded more plausible than “I got lost trying to find a parking spot for his car.”
Fox59 reports police booked Belcher on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to carry registration.
No one at the hotel realized Wayne’s car was missing until the wide receiver showed up Sunday morning trying to retrieve it. It was only then that the connection between the 2 a.m. arrest and the hotel valet was made. Police eventually returned the car to Wayne.