Man in the cooler after admitting he stole deep freezer | Crime
A Jonesboro man faces theft and trespassing charges after police say he stole several items, including a deep freezer, from Abilities Unlimited.
At 3:30 Thursday morning the Jonesboro Police Department received a call about a theft in progress at 410 W. Huntington Ave.
The witness told police "an older black man" was pushing a shopping cart loaded with items taken from inside the fence at Abilities Unlimited.
The responding officer reportedly found the cart, with a vacuum cleaner in it, parked in front of a house on Burke Street. Inside the house the officer found 64-year-old Otis Lee Thomas who reportedly admitted to taking several items, including a carpet cleaner and an electric wok.
Also sitting in the yard, according to the officer's report, was a deep freezer on a two-wheel dolly. Thomas reportedly said it was also from Abilities Unlimited.
Thomas also reportedly admitted he had been in trouble at the business and had been criminally banned from the premises.
Thomas was arrested and charged with theft, criminal trespass and non-payment of fines. He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was given a $730 cash-only bond and surety bond of $560.
The property was returned to Abilities Unlimited.