When confronted, Morris told police “he had taken the bicycle last night but only to help get his wife home and he was returning the bicycle to Goodwill,” according to the report.
Morris was later asked about the leaf blower and told police “he took it as well and was going to bring it back.”
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The leaf blower was at his house in Hamilton. The officer transported Morris to his home to retrieve and to return the leaf blower.
Morris was issued a court summons and charged with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Morris did not show for a Fairfield Municipal Court appearance and a bench warrant was issued May 22 for his arrest.