A Buffalo man was charged with stealing a 1995 Plymouth Acclaim at about 2 p.m. Friday, Buffalo police said.

Alphonso Payne III, 20, Payne, of Freund Street, was apprehended in the car on Erb Street, police said, and the vehicle ws returned to its owner.

Payne was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle.