- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

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 (https://bit.ly/1Uorkpv ) 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, https://www.dispatch.com

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