Suspect in theft runs out of gas, asks officer for a ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a suspect in a video game store theft ran out of gas soon afterward and then asked an officer for a ride.

Columbus police say the officer gave the man a ride back to the video game store where employees identified him. Then the 28-year-old got another ride to the county jail.

Police charged him with a misdemeanor count of theft.

Investigators say the suspect stole a video game Wednesday and that a nearby security camera caught an image of his truck.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports a Columbus police officer saw the footage and went looking for the truck.

Police say the officer saw the suspect running through a yard and that he explained he had run out of gas and needed a ride.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,