Police arrest car theft suspect who stopped to look at eclipse

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 22, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a suspected car thief who pulled into a store while being pursued so he could buy a welding mask and look at the eclipse.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said members of the Auto Theft Unit were pursuing a car driven by Jocsan Feliciano Rosado, 22, on Monday when the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Harbor Freight store in Kissimmee.

Deputies said Rosado went into the store and bought a welding helmet with blue flame decals on it. He was arrested while standing next to the stolen car and looking at the solar eclipse.

"He never saw it coming," the sheriff's office said. "That only happens every 99 years."

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