Wanted Felon Caught Because He Took Up Two Parking SpotsS

A New York man wanted for several crimes, including, most recently, felony violation of probation, was apprehended thanks to a terrible parking job.

Matthew Bergeron was sought by authorities in Schoharie County for a probation violation charge stemming from a prior conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor violation of probation warrant (he was previously convicted of criminal possession of a hypodermic needle).

The Richmondville resident drew the attention of a passing State Police investigator at the Pilot Truck Stop in Rotterdam when he was spotted taking up two parking spaces after backing up "crookedly."

Upon exiting his vehicle, Bergeron was immediately recognized by the investigator and taken into custody without incident.

He was charged with the aforementioned felony violation of probation as well as aggravated unlicensed operation.

Bergeron is also a suspect in an ongoing burglary investigation, and had multiple warrants out for his arrest.

He remains in the Schoharie County jail ahead of a scheduled court appearance.

[photo left unrelated via The Internet, mug shot via MyFoxNY]