Man named Optimus Prime arrested for car theft in south Austin: affidavit

Earlier this week, Austin police arrested a suspected car thief with a strange name.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Optimus Prime Blakely faces a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The affidavit says officers stopped Blakely on Tuesday after they say they caught him driving a stolen vehicle on Congress Avenue near Radam Lane in south Austin.


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The man with the "Transformers" inspired name remains in the Travis County jail with bond set at $8,000.