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Man who allegedly rammed Porsche through impound fence to steal back his Nissan pleads not guilty

Brad Williams



Benjamin Gjere of Lanesboro appears in La Crosse County court on a charge of taking his car from an impound lot

A Lanesboro, Minn., man pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing his own car from an impound lot in Onalaska. 


Police say Benjamin Gjere and another person broke into the lot at Del’s Auto last week, using a Porsche in the yard to smash through the fence, so the 20-year-old could drive his own Nissan Altima out. 

Gjere entered the plea Thursday, instead of going through a preliminary hearing. 

Gjere has been given a signature bond, and is due back in court in January. 

The theft attempt and property damage were captured on security video.     

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