A Prince George’s County man cited as an example of “revolving door” justice for avoiding jail time despite multiple arrests has been charged with 106 counts of allegedly stealing cars worth more than $1 million.
Lorenzo Day (22) and three accomplices were charged with the crimes. The indictment alleges that between November 2021 and July 2022, when Day was arrested for kidnapping a car locksmith, he stole $1,136,582 worth of cars.
Most of them were Dodge Chargers or Challengers.
Court records show Day was arrested or taken into police custody at least four times in D.C. and Maryland during the same time period, but bonded out of jail within hours.
Prosecutors have acknowledged that Day was behind the wheel of a stolen Dodge Charger in June fleeing from police when he crashed and killed 66-year-old Jonny Morris of Charles County on his way to work.
Prosecutors told News4 there are “procedural reasons” why no charges have yet been filed in Morris’ death.
One carjacking victim described to News4 the horrifying condition his 2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack was found in.
“There was no way I was going to get this vehicle back,” the victim said Monday. “The scary part started with a phone call from a police officer who described how lucky I was to have nothing to do with the people who took this vehicle.”
The victim’s car was taken from the garage of an apartment complex in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, in March, and police found it two weeks later. In addition to bullet holes and blood all over the interior, the victim said the car thieves left him with a dilemma that took weeks to resolve.
“They were driving all over the District at speeds in excess of 70, 80 miles an hour. I didn’t even know you could get a speed camera ticket for that much money,” the victim said.
Day remains behind bars until his next court appearance.