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Reno Police Warn of Potential Car Repair Scam

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Reno police are warning Truckee Meadows residents about a potential car repair scam.

Police say two men were detained Tuesday afternoon in the area of McCarran Blvd. and Smithridge Drive following a call to Reno Police reporting a vehicle burglary in progress.

Police say they detained the men and later learned that no burglary had occurred. Rather, they say the men were scamming a woman into paying for car repairs which consisted of duct tape and black paint, for which she was expected to pay more than $100.

Police say one of the men, 41-year-old Tommy John, was wanted out of Santa Clara County, California on a fraud warrant with a bail of $250,000.

Police haven't yet released any information on the second man.

The Reno Police Department would like to warn residents that scams like these are common, and that reputable car specialists do not contact people in random parking lots. If you suspect you are the target of a scam, call police immediately.

If you have any information on this scam, call Reno Police at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text your tip to 847411. Your call will remain anonymous.

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