Suspected pizza delivery car thief freed after police chase and arrest


FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) – Findlay police say they must release a suspected car thief after being told by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office that the suspect will not be held in their jail.

According to a press release, Christian G. Moreno, 32, of McComb, jumped into a pizza delivery driver’s vehicle that had been left unlocked and was racing at AJ’s Heavenly Pizza on the 1400 block of N. Main St. . Wednesday evening.

Police used the vehicle’s GPS tracker to locate him heading north on G Street. A chase ensued down multiple roads in Findlay, which reportedly included Moreno running a stop sign, before parking in a yard on the 400 block of Dayton Ave. and flee the vehicle.

Officers found him hiding in a garage under another vehicle, when Moreno allegedly refused police orders, resisted arrest and was shocked by an officer.

The statement said Moreno had an active warrant through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, but when the department was contacted, “they advised they would not incarcerate Christian for motor vehicle theft (F4 ) and breaking a law Officer (F4), resisting arrest and obstructing official business.”

Moreno was released and Findlay police said charges would be sought at a later date.

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