PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a running undercover police vehicle.

According to police, a Jeep Cherokee used in undercover operations was being warmed up in the parking lot behind the McKeesport Police Department.

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They say they were keeping the vehicle running to charge the battery.

Detectives soon noticed that the unattended vehicle was missing. Police suspected a man they had just released from a holding cell for being drunk and disorderly at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

After reviewing surveillance footage, police issued a “Be on the Lookout” alert.

Shortly after, the vehicle was spotted and officers pulled it over on the Boston Bridge.

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A man inside the vehicle, Mario Tiller, was arrested and is facing a list of charges including, theft, receiving stolen goods and driving with a suspended license.

He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

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