Avis car rental employee steals company car to rob supermarket

Monterres Christopher Hollis 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A clueless car rental employee stole a company car to rob a store, police in Florida said.

18-year-old Monterres Christopher Hollis of Hawthorne, left his car at an airport where he works, and stole a rental car.

Police said that Hollis, who works for Avis Car Rental, stole the keys to a black Chevy Impala from his employer while he was on duty on Monday night.

He then drove to Rose Food Store located at 1631 NE 16th Ave., about 11:00 p.m.

He confronted the cashier with a gun and demanded money while wearing a hooded jacket and white mask, the police report said.

Hollis made off with some money. However, he did not realize that the car has OnStar and his employer was able to track where the car had been.

Video surveillance showed Hollis driving out of the airport with the car. After he was arrested, Hollis told police that after he robbed the supermarket, he went back to work and returned the car.

He finished his shift at 12:50 a.m., and then he drove home in his blue Mazda Miata.

Police allegedly found some of the money from the robbery in his pocket. According to police, he needed the cash because he lost his money in an Instagram Internet scam.

Hollis was charged with armed robbery. He remains in the Alachua County Jail on $200,000 bond.