Knoxville man with stolen Hummer caught applying for welfare

William K Anderson of Knoxville was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of a stolen Hummer. He was caught in Lee County, Virginia, when he tried to register for welfare.

JONESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A Knoxville man has been charged with possession of stolen property after he was seen by police driving a Hummer while applying for welfare in southwestern Virginia.

William K. Anderson was being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

A witness called police after seeing the 51-year-old man park the car with a Michigan license plate at the Lee County Department of Social Services.

Officers set up a surveillance on the vehicle and waited until someone he came out of the office, entered the vehicle and drove away. Officers then initiated a stop and charged the Anderson with possession of stolen property. The sport utility vehicle was reported stolen in Knoxville.

Police say the owners of the vehicle had recently moved to the Nashville area and had taken a trip to Knoxville for a Hannah Montana concert. The Hummer was reported stolen on Feb. 2 from the driveway of a friends home.


Information from: Kingsport Times-News,

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