Hyundai Accents are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. as the cars become more affordable and more accessible.
But owner Mike Schleifs admits to police that he stole the GPS tracking device from his 2016 Hyundai Accente, an American sports car he bought in 2016, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Schleiffs, who lives in Florida, was arrested Friday on charges of theft and tampering with evidence.
Police said that the GPS device was stolen from a new Hyundai Accenter that was stolen during a burglary.
Schlemiffs had sold the car to a friend who also owns the car, but he was not legally allowed to have the GPS.
The car’s GPS tracker was stolen in December from a vehicle parked at a dealership in South Carolina.
Schlimfis told police that the theft occurred after he stole his GPS tracking.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that Schleiffs car had been stolen and said the GPS tracker had been recovered.
Schleiff has pleaded not guilty to the theft charge and is being held in the Charlotte County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Schlemiff told police he sold the vehicle to a neighbor, who was a “bad guy” who wanted the car for himself.