ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — Police arrested a man accused of stealing handles and pipes from toilets around Florida City.
St. Petersburg Police said Friday that they arrested a 28-year-old homeless man for stealing the plumbing from various restaurants, including Cracker Barrel, Burger King and Bob Evans. Police released a photo of a pile of metal toilet parts.
Police said Brian Rinda caused about $1,000.00 in damage and traded the brass valve and piping at a county recycling center.
Rinda was charged with eight counts grand theft and 1 count petit theft. Authorities are also looking into more possible cases in the county.
Rinda is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $20,000 bail. It’s unclear whether he retained an attorney.
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