Man steals computer from firefighters treating patient

2014-08-12T17:46:00Z 2014-08-13T09:20:14Z Man steals computer from firefighters treating patientKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 12, 2014 5:46 pm  • 

A man was arrested Sunday after the computer tablet he stole from firefighters fell out of his pants.

Firefighters were called Sunday around 2:30 p.m. to the Roy Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road near El Pueblo Park, for a man who was having a seizure.

When they set their equipment, including the tablet, on the ground to treat their patient, a man walked by, grabbed it and ran away, Sgt. Chris Widmer, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

A TPD officer in the area spotted a man fitting the description of the thief with what appeared to be the tablet under his shirt and chased him down.

The suspect, later identified as 27-year old Joseph Lesperance, jumped a fence behind a business and the tablet fell out of the waistband of his pants before the officer caught up with him, Widmer said.

Lesperance was booked into the Pima County jail and faces one count of theft, a Class 4 felony.

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