Man charged in theft from vehicle of Rawlings-Blake's husband

Police spotted man wearing same outfit in neighborhood

November 15, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 45-year-old man has been charged with stealing a satellite radio from the vehicle of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's husband last week, police said.

The radio was stolen from Kent Blake's vehicle, which was apparently unlocked and parked out of view of the mayor's executive protection detail in the Coldspring neighborhood of North Baltimore. But police said cameras captured an image of the suspect, and officers located him in the neighborhood over the weekend and took him in for questioning.

Anthony Thomas was wearing the same outfit as the man in the video, and he admitted that he stole the radio because he was hungry and needed money to support his drug habit, according to Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman.

Thomas told police that he sold the radio for $10. He was charged with "rogue and vagabond," police said.

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