BAY POINT — An area resident was arrested on suspicion of stealing a crossbow from a longtime pal, just by operating off with the merchandise whereas his pal’s again was turned.
The 39-year-old Bay Level man was arrested Dec. 16 on suspicion of petty theft, and later launched with no expenses filed, court docket data present. Underneath state regulation, prosecutors have a yr to file a case in opposition to him.
The police report for the theft reads like a cartoon. It says that the sufferer thought-about the suspect a longtime, reliable pal and that he’d organized to promote the suspect the crossbow for $215.
On the day the sale was to happen, the sufferer was establishing a goal so the suspect might check out the crossbow. When completed establishing the goal, the sufferer circled, solely to see his “pal” scurrying away within the distance, crossbow in hand. He tried to present chase, however the suspect had an excessive amount of of a head begin, police mentioned.
A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy noticed the suspect carrying one thing in a big bag later that day, however the suspect fled when the deputy tried to apprehend him, police mentioned. So police secured an arrest warrant for the person on Dec. 8, and arrested him in Bay Level eight days later, data present.