Man sentenced to 28 years after stealing car from sleeping woman

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A car stolen from a woman sleeping in a hospital waiting room led to a 28-year prison sentence for an Attica man.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said 40-year-old Eric Lacy, along with a female friend named Lesley Carr, grabbed a hooded sweatshirt with keys inside from a woman sleeping in the waiting room of the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central ICU in October 2013.

Lafayette police tracked the vehicle down a week later outside an apartment on the 1700 block of Greenbush. Drugs were found inside the apartment.

Lacy was also connected to a pair of burglaries at the same home on Stair Road. The home is owned by an ex-boyfriend of Carr’s. She was sentenced for her role in the crimes last month.

Lacy was convicted on 11 charges last month and was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison, two years of community corrections and three years of probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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