Man accused of trying to steal Gastonia police car

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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A man has been accused of trying to steal a police car at a Gastonia strip club.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Eric Tate has been charged with resisting police, breaking into a vehicle, attempted vehicle theft and interfering with emergency communications.

A Gastonia officer had been sent to the club around 3 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a vehicle break-in.

Police say Tate spoke on the car radio, telling a dispatcher he was trying to have a good time.

It was unclear if Tate has an attorney.

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