Cedric Jones, 49, of Buena Vista Township, was accused of trying to steal the tub from an empty home in Saginaw. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor larceny from a vacant building charge Thursday in exchange for prosecutors dropping a felony larceny from a building charge, The Saginaw News reported Tuesday.
The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail.
Police said officers were called the home by a woman who reported two men entering an abandoned house. Officers arrived to find Jones with the tub in the garage. A second man at the home fled when officers arrived, police said.
Jones told police he had planned to sell the tub at a scrap yard for about $20.