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Deputies: Car thief caught looking for change

Posted: 10:47 AM, Aug 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-24 14:47:21Z

Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Collins man after he was reportedly caught entering a vehicle.

Just before midnight Tuesday, Deputies responded to a home on Taylor Hollow Road to speak with the alleged victim. She told deputies a man got into her car but didn't take anything. 

Near the incident, Gowanda found the suspect and he was identified as 35-year-old Jeremy Thompson by the complainant. 

Thompson was arrested and charged with attempted petit larceny and criminal trespassing. Deputies say he had a laptop on him which was returned to a separate victim who refused to press charges.