Man accused of stealing AJ’s Heavenly Pizza delivery driver’s vehicle, fleeing cops


Findlay, Ohio— A McComb man is accused of stealing a Findlay pizza delivery man’s vehicle and fleeing from police.

Around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, an AJ’s Heavenly Pizza delivery driver reported that his black 2017 Jeep Patriot was stolen while parked in the property’s parking lot at 1404 N. Main St.

The vehicle was unlocked and left running, according to a police report.

A man later identified as Christian G. Moreno, 32, of McComb, Ohio, got into the vehicle and drove away from the area, police said.

A GPS tracker in the vehicle was used to track the vehicle to a location in Findlay on G Street.

An identified Findlay Police Department cruiser in the G Street area located the Jeep heading north on G Street.

The officer activated his dome lights in an attempt to stop the Jeep.

The Jeep continued eastbound on Lynn Street at a slow speed before turning southbound onto Dayton Avenue. At this time, the officer used his audible siren to attempt to stop the Jeep.

The Jeep continued to flee south on Dayton Avenue at speeds of around 40 miles per hour, before turning east into a small driveway and yard. Moreno then fled the vehicle and was later found hiding in a garage under the hood of a vehicle, according to police.

Moreno did not obey and resisted arrest, which required him to be shocked by an officer.

It was discovered that Moreno had an active warrant through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office was contacted, but they advised Findlay police that they would not incarcerate Moreno for the felony of motor vehicle theft, disrespecting a law enforcement officer, resisting the arrest and obstruction of official business.

Moreno was released from the post and charges will be sought at a later date, according to police.


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