David Owens, Hartford Courant:

A Hartford man due in court to answer a charge of stealing a car apparently stole a car to get to court, police said.

Jonathan Rivera, 25, was at Superior Court in Hartford on Wednesday to answer a charge of first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle involving the theft of a car in Hartford on Feb. 17.

Two new charges were added – second degree larceny and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.