PROVO A man who threatened a BYU student with a screwdriver and stole her car was arrested just minutes later in the parking lot of Deseret Industries.
Thursday afternoon, the woman got out of her car in an underground parking garage at 25 W. 880 North, and the man was standing there with a screwdriver in his hand, said Provo Police Capt. Cliff Argyle.
He told the woman, in her early 20s, to give him the keys to her later-model car or he would stab her.
She handed them over, he drove off and she called her father, who then told her to call police, said Provo Police Sgt. Aaron Mullins.
Minutes later, an officer saw a man pulling into the D.I. parking lot at 1415 N. State and get out to look in the trunk.
By this time, back-up officers had arrived. The man was arrested without a problem less than five minutes after the original call.
A 24-year-old man was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of aggravated robbery with a weapon and theft of a vehicle.
The man had also allegedly been involved in several other incidents that day, Mullins said.
"He was suspected as being a prowler earlier in the day, but we couldn't find (him), he was in a fight, he was ID'd as one of the (men) involved," Mullins said. "He was looking for trouble."