MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man in a clown mask was caught stealing catalytic converters from a car dealership in Blaine Monday night, according to a criminal complaint.
Matthew Jacoboski, 43, is charged with possession of burglary or theft tools and first-degree criminal damage to property.READ MORE: Bill Aims To Curb Sales Of Stolen Catalytic Converters
The complaint states police went to Metro Auto Sales in Blaine just after 11 p.m. Monday when someone was seen on camera climbing underneath cars.READ MORE: Police: Catalytic Converter Thieves Striking In Broad Daylight In Minneapolis, Eagan
Investigators say they found Jacoboski under a car, face shrouded by a clown mask, trying to remove a catalytic converter with a cordless saw.
Police arrested Jacoboski and he admitted they caught him “red handed,” according to the complaint. He had a bag with two catalytic converters in it.
The owner of Metro Auto Sales estimated the damage at $2,400.