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Iowa police: 26-year-old too tired to walk six blocks home steals taxi

Trial of the murder of Sainz de Baranda Detail of the handcuff hand of one of the accused  (Photo by Carlos de Andres/Cover/Getty Images)

Trial of the murder of Sainz de Baranda Detail of the handcuff hand of one of the accused (Photo by Carlos de Andres/Cover/Getty Images)  (Getty)

A man accused of stealing a taxi after he was discharged from a Des Moines hospital says he didn't want to walk home.

Des Moines police say 26-year-old Luis Orellana-Rivera drove off with the vehicle shortly after he was released from Mercy Medical Center around 6 a.m. on Friday. The unoccupied taxi had the key in the ignition at the time.

Orellana-Rivera was spotted about a half hour later. Police say he had the key to the taxi in his pocket at the time of his arrest.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports Orellana-Rivera told police he stole the vehicle because he didn't want to walk six blocks home.

Orellana-Rivera faces a second-degree theft charge. He remained at the county jail Sunday. Court records do not list an attorney.

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