A South Salt Lake police officer thought it was suspicious that there were five Hondas with temporary tags parked outside a motel.
The officer saw the cars outside the Days Inn Motel at 315 W. 3300 South late Tuesday night. Turns out they were all listed as stolen one from South Salt Lake, one from West Valley City and three from Salt Lake City, said police spokesman Gary Keller.
Police waited for a suspect to return. Eventually two men got into one of the stolen Hondas and started talking, so officers moved in and took them both into custody, according to a news release. The police then detained six more people inside one of the motel rooms that was connected to the vehicles, the release adds.