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Friday, June 2, 2017

Duo Indicted for Stealing Army Humvee on St. Patrick's Day in Stow

Posted By on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:42 PM

click to enlarge A typical Army Humvee, though not the stolen one. - PHOTO VIA HUMMERCENTRUM/INSTAGRAM
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  • A typical Army Humvee, though not the stolen one.
Everyone has their own ways of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but usually it doesn't involve stealing military vehicles.

Two 22-year-old men, Austin Bollinger of Brookfield and Daniel Thompson of Girard, were indicted for stealing an Army Humvee.

This earned them each one count of theft of government property and receiving stolen government property, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office at the Department of Justice.

On March 18, Bollinger swiped a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMW) from the Stow National Guard Armory, then hid it with Thompson until March 24, according to the indictment.

They allegedly broke through a chain link fence at the Armory to reach the vehicle, then drove off and kept it in a Trumbull County garage, discovered by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on May 24.

Theft of government property is a federal offense, and receiving stolen government property is also considered a felony if the property in question is valued at more than $950.

Since the cost of this particular Humvee far exceeds that, Bollinger and Thompson are facing serious charges.

It's unclear if the pair were wearing green clothing, sequins or tutus at the time of the incident.

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