- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Gainesville Police Department’s public information officer made his first arrest in more than three years after authorities say a man stole an iPad from an event the spokesman was hosting at the agency’s headquarters.

Officer Ben Tobias says he was hosting a Citizen’s Academy meeting Wednesday when the class went outside for a demonstration. One participant’s iPad was gone when they returned.

The Gainesville Sun (https://goo.gl/OrPBdQ ) reports a man and woman had come into the building’s lobby while the class was out. As the woman was filing a complaint, video surveillance showed the man walk into the classroom and take the tablet computer.

Officers tracked down the suspect, 30-year-old William Kyle Rossignol, and converged on his car in a nearby parking lot. Tobias handcuffed the suspect himself.

Rossignol was charged with grand theft. He was being held on $10,000 bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.


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