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Two men arrested in attempt to steal catalytic converters

Catalytic converter theft
Catalytic converter theft(WTVG)
Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Two men were arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly taking Catalytic converters off cars in a Toledo Auto Zone parking lot, according to Toledo Police.

It happened just after midnight on Sunday in the Auto Zone parking lot on N Reynolds Road. Known suspects Carl Henry and Jon Potter were booked into the Lucas County Jail, both facing vandalism and obstructing official business charges.

Potter is facing an additional charge of possessing criminal tools.

Henry is also facing theft and failure to control charges.

They were released without bond on Monday and will be back in court on March 30th.

Both men are accused of using a saw to cut off catalytic converters from three Auto Zone trucks. When an officer arrived, both men allegedly ran away from behind a row of vehicles in the parking lot, according to a criminal complaint. Potter was apprehended at the scene, but Henry got away. Another officer found him shortly thereafter near a home on Reynolds Road.

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