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Man arrested for theft at Suicide Cliff lookout

(DPS) — On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at about 7:18 a.m., the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a theft incident that occurred earlier at the Suicide Cliff lookout, officers were dispatched to the location of the caller.

At approximately 7:26 a.m., officers arrived at the scene and met with an Asian male who stated that he was the caller. The individual told the officers that he was at the Suicide Cliff lookout recording the scenery with his friends, when he placed his GoPro camera on one of the railings before walking down towards the leveled area to fly his drone.

As the individual was walking down he noticed a local male, skinny in build, wearing a black t-shirt walk towards the railing and grab the GoPro camera. The individual then approached the local male and asked for the camera. The local male ignored the individual as he got into a white sedan and drove off.

As the local male drove off, the Asian individual 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 DPS Central the plate number. After the interview with the victim, officers conducted a search for the vehicle.

Around 9 a.m., officers located a white sedan bearing the same plate number reported. As officers called it in, they walked towards the front door of the house and spoke with the registered owner of the vehicle who admitted to taking the camera earlier at the Suicide Cliff lookout.

At around 9:04 a.m., the individual was placed under arrest for theft, read his Miranda rights and transported to the Department of Corrections for booking.

DPS highly encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crime or an emergency. Police officers are here to help you.