Car Thief

At 2:45 a.m. on May 31, a Highland Park police officer noticed that a white Ford truck was parked in the 4200 block of Edmondson Avenue with its emergency lights flashing. The officer approached the truck and found a 24-year-old Carrollton man standing next to it on the curb.

The man said he’d run over a nail and was checking his tire pressure. But the tire in question appeared to be fine, and the officer could find no nail. The man explained that he’d need to move the truck forward, as the nail was between the tire and the truck at the moment.

While the man was maneuvering his truck, the officer ran a background check. The man was not the subject of any active warrants, and his license was valid, so the officer let him go.

About a minute later, the officer found three bags in some bushes next to a nearby house. They contained a $675 pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, a $295 pair of Neiman Marcus pants, $175 worth of Gap Kids clothing, and $10 in coins.

Via receipts in the bags, the officer determined that the clothing belonged to the house’s owners, who later confirmed that the garments and coins had been removed from three vehicles – a Lexus, a Jaguar, and a Yukon – they had left unlocked in their driveway. However, a black men’s glove that the officer found next to the bags was not theirs.

It might belong to the young man from Carrollton. A further exploration of his record showed a criminal history that includes burglary, fraud, DWI, and possession of marijuana.

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