A Memphis man stole a car Christmas Day and was found sleeping inside the vehicle Thursday in Mount Juliet.
It began while the vehicle's owner was dropping off gifts at a home in west Tennessee, and Alex Cartwright, 24, took the opportunity to steal the car.
It had been left unlocked and running.
Police later spotted the Mitsubishi Gallant parked behind the Sprint store on Adams Lane around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
An investigation revealed Cartwright stole the car and stopped in Mt. Juliet to beg for money.
He was arrested and was charged with theft of property.
Carwright remains in jail on a $15,000 bond.
His court date has been scheduled for January 9.