SCF Tip: Stealing a truck? Take the fence off!
Police arrested a man in Mapunapuna after the suspect all but put up a sign announcing he had just stolen a flatbed truck.
Police arrested the 46-year-old 'Aiea man Monday morning on Pu'uloa Road after noticing that the truck he was driving was dragging a long chain-link fence.
The man drove the truck into a parking lot and was trying to remove a fence post wedged between the cab and the truckbed as police converged on the scene. The man ran away but was caught and arrested at 6:45 a.m.
Charges of second-degree trespassing, theft and criminal property damage, as well as auto theft, third-degree criminal property damage and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle are pending.
Police on Jan. 14 had arrested him on suspicion of kidnapping, terroristic threatening and second- and third-degree assault for allegedly trying to force a 47-year-old woman into a car on Jan. 3. He had been released pending further investigation in that case.
According to Hawai'i Criminal Justice Data Center records, the man has 12 convictions.
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