A Clayton officer parked his car at the Lakeside apartment complex on Riverdale Road where he lives when the car disappeared, Clayton County police spokesman Otis Willis said. He said it was stolen sometime after 7 p.m.
The marked 2001 Crown Victoria was stolen from the pool area, Willis said.
It appears that the person was possibly joyriding, he told Channel 2s Rebecca Lindstrom.
Willis said no weapons were in the car.
Its still a working investigation but, like I said, there was forced entry to the driver side, Willis said.
Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the car was found abandoned on a dead end street less than a mile away from the apartment complex. The engine was still running. Police were investigating the theft.
Its truly uncalled for. Theres no excuse, Willis said. Its very important that we locate this person.