Popular comedian Kwak Han-goo was apprehended on suspicions of stealing a Mercedes-Benz, police said Tuesday. An arrest warrant was applied for him.
According to Gwanak Police Station in Seoul, the 27-year-old stole the key from a car that was parked in a repair shop in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, last Wednesday. At that time, the car remained unlocked with the key in the ignition, police said. The next day, he reportedly visited the car repair shop again and drove away with the car.
He was caught at a police checkpoint in Seoul five days after the incident.
A police officer quoted Kwak as saying, “I was supposed to return the car to its owner soon.”
Kwak has enjoyed popularity after appearing in the KBS TV program “Gag Concert.”
The program’s director cancelled the shooting schedule for Kwak’s segment in the program. His private blog was bombarded with messages denouncing his wrongdoing. (Korea Times)