Bystanders catch suspected catalytic converter thief in the act in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - An accused criminal was caught in the act and concerned citizens say they were compelled to intervene.
Body cam video from an Atlanta Police officer shows what happened after bystanders stopped an alleged catalytic converter thief.
Police searched the man’s bag and found a stolen catalytic converter and tools.
(Warning: The following video has graphic language and may be offensive to some viewers)
Thieves steal these devices because they’re worth up to $1,200.
Atlanta Police charged 42-year-old Patrick York with Theft, Possession of Tools for Commission of a Crime, and Possession of Marijuana.
The Atlanta Police Department says it’s thankful these citizens stepped up to stop a thief and happy no one was hurt.
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