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Md. man charged with stealing frontloader, clearing driveways

A Columbia man is charged with felony theft and related crimes after he allegedly stole a frontloader and used it to clear driveways, according to Howard County police.

The Caterpillar loader was equipped with a LoJack device that police said they used to locate the equipment in the driveway of a home in the Anne Arundel portion of Laurel.

The frontloader was reported missing Monday and was believed to have been taken between Friday and Monday from a parking garage in Jessup, Howard police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said,

David Earl Bryant, 40, of the 9600 block of Hingston Downs, Columbia, was charged in the incident.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  February 11, 2010; 11:32 AM ET
Categories:  Howard , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Comments

No jury in Laurel will convict this man.

Posted by: MACCHAMPS04 | February 11, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

It's called a frontend loader, not frontloader.

Posted by: Albert911emt | February 11, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't condon theif, but this man was doing a good deed where others weren't able to get out, and what he did was a good. EMTY HART

Posted by: marvintrent_hart | February 11, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Good deed? Somehow I doubt the thief was clearing driveways for free. More likely using the stolen equipment to make money.

How about someone steal your car and turn it into a cab? Would it be a "good deed" because the thief was giving rides to people without cars?

Posted by: newsupdate1 | February 11, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

That man probably charged people for clearing their driveways, with a piece of equipment that he stole.

Posted by: skinky_1999 | February 11, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Ahahaha! LoJack on the frontend loader...loser! Crime never pays. Buy your own!

Posted by: CyanSquirrel | February 11, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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