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Man Accused of Stealing Same Bentley Twice

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A California man apparently loved a Bentley so much that he allegedly stole it twice in the span of four days, police said.

Robert Ponti, 46, was first busted on Tuesday when deputies ran a registration check on a 2005 Bentley Coupe parked outside of a Jurupa Valley residence.

The registration check showed that the car had been stolen from the city of Brea while the owners were out of town, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Deputies watched Ponti and Johnny Villarreal, 37, get into the car and drive away. The pair were stopped and arrested.

The Bentley was taken to a tow yard, but on Friday, it was back on the road, parked outside the same residence where police had found it earlier in the week. Ponti is accused of fraudulently obtaining the luxury coupe from the tow yard.

The vehicle was recovered and Ponti was re-arrested. He faces charges, including possession of stolen property, fraud, forgery, perjury, and committing a felony while out on bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2013.

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