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Car thieves busted after asking police for help when stolen car broke down

By Mason White 4:00 PM March 14, 2016
Kristina Aragon and Michael Farley 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Car thieves made it easy for police to arrest them after asking for help.

Undercover police officers in New Mexico, were driving down a road when they spotted a car that was reported stolen.

27-year-old Kristina Aragon and 29-year-old Michael Farley were in the car.

Officers decided to follow the car instead of pulling them over as they were close to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Albuquerque.

However, as officers followed the pair, they realized that the couple is flagging them down for help.

One undercover officer went to help the couple while the other officer ordered the school to be on lockdown. The couple asked the officer for booster cables.

When both of them were out of the car, the officers made their move. They approached the couple, ordered them to get down on the road and arrested them.

Aragon admitted that she stole the car from her mother and Farley admitted he knew it was stolen, according to police.

When officers called the car owner and told her that the car was recovered, she told them that she does not want the car anymore because it broken down at the side of the road.

The couple was arrested for car theft. Officers soon learned that Aragon had two warrants out for her arrest in two separate drug cases, which are still pending in court.

Farley has a history of drug and theft charges.