REDDING -- Redding police say a 21-year-old man told them he stole a truck to get to court for a hearing on another stolen vehicle.

Cpl. Chris Smyrnos tells the Redding Record Searchlight (http://bit.ly/1j335eC ) that officers were called Thursday to south Redding.

Smyrnos says the victim told officers he'd been working on his truck when a man jumped in and drove away.

Smyrnos says officers found Michael Heller driving the truck and arrested him for investigation of vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Heller told officers he stole the truck because he needed a ride to court.

The only 21-year-old Michael Heller shown living in Redding has an unlisted phone number.