'Borrowed' car means jail time
June 25, 2008 · Updated 12:47 PM
"Last December, Barry Wang apparently forgot about the meaning of friendship, the holiday spirit and all that. One afternoon he got tired of waiting for his friend to come home so he stole the man's car and drove it off the island.Wang's friend didn't appreciate it and reported the theft to the Island County Sheriff's Department.As a result, 19-year-old Wang is going to spend a couple of months in jail. The Port Townsend resident entered an Alford's plea on a third-degree theft charge in Island County Superior Court Dec. 1. An Alford's plea means Wang doesn't admit guilt but concedes that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him.Judge Vickie Churchill handed him a sentence of 365 days in jail with 305 days suspended.According to court papers, the resident of the Whidbey Island house had left Wang and a woman at his home with his Volkswagen Jetta and the car keys. Wang drove the Jetta to the Keystone ferry without his permission. "