Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Deputies: Man Pawned Stolen Paint Sprayer

A man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he stole a paint-spraying maching from a former employer and then sold it to a pawn shop.

Brian Linsey Haizlip, 33, 1961 Sunshine Blvd. Apt. 2, Golden Gate, was charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawn broker.

Reports say Haizlip refused to return the paint sprayer, valued at $1,500. to his employer, True Colors Painting in Naples, after he was fired from his job.

Deputies learned that Haizlip had pawned the paint sprayer at First Pawn, 889 Airport-Pulling Road, East Naples, for $200 on Monday.