Man Accused of Stealing Tools from Auto Parts Store
FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT -
Occurred on 4/15/12, 12:33 am Theft 5798 Staples
A witness reported to Officers he was at the O'Reilly Auto Parts when he was approached by a Hispanic male who was complaining how expensive tools were. The witness engaged in conversation with the male, but could hear what he believed to be tools inside the man's pant leg. The male left the store without paying for the items.
The male was located at the Park Apartments where he was found to be in possession of multiple tools. Leonardo Benavidez, 41, was arrested for the theft of tools valued at $195.
Benavidez's Class "B" Theft charge was upgraded to a State Jail Felony when it was discovered he had two or more previous convictions for Theft. He was booked at the City Detention Center and the recovered tools returned to O'Reilly Auto Parts employee.