A man who allegedly brazenly stole a GoPro camera at the Suicide Cliff lookout in broad daylight last Sunday was arrested by police just about two hours later.
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at about 7:18am, the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a theft incident at the Suicide Cliff lookout.
Officers who were dispatched to the location of the caller arrived at the scene at about 7:26am and met with an Asian male who said that he was the caller.
He told the officers that he was at the Suicide Cliff lookout and was recording the scenery with his friends, when he placed his GoPro camera on one of the railings before walking down toward the leveled area to fly his drone.
As he was walking down, he noticed a local male, skinny in build, wearing a black T-shirt, walk toward the railing and grab the GoPro camera. The Asian male approached the local male and asked for the GoPro camera, but the local male ignored him and got into a white sedan and drove off. The Asian male then took a picture of the vehicle’s license plate and drove back to his hotel to call 911. The individual showed a picture of the vehicle to the officers, who radioed the plate number to DPS central. After the interview with the victim, officers began a search for the vehicle.
Around 9am, officers spotted a white sedan bearing the same plate number reported. As officers called it in, they walked toward the front door of the house and spoke with the owner of the vehicle, who admitted to taking the camera earlier at the Suicide Cliff lookout.
At around 9:04am, the individual was placed under arrest for theft, read his Miranda rights, and brought to the Department of Corrections for booking. (PR)