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Suspected Catalytic Converter Thief Found Pinned Under Vehicle At St. Cloud Taxi Business

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) -- A suspected catalytic converter thief is in custody after he was found pinned underneath a vehicle in St. Cloud over the weekend.

According to St. Cloud police, officers responded at 4:51 a.m. Saturday to Yellow Cab on the 2600 block of Seventh St. N. on the report of a person pinned under a vehicle.

Assisted by the fire department, police were able to get the man out from under the vehicle. He was then taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

Police said they located tools "consistent with the illegal removal of catalytic converters" as well as a baggie of suspected methamphetamine near the man. Employees at the business said the man did not work there and was not a mechanic doing any legitimate vehicle repair.

The suspect, identified as a 34-year-old man from Hibbing, needed to go to the ER for his injuries.

The case is being sent to the Stearns County Attorney's Office for review of possible narcotics and theft charges.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call police at 320-25101200 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-255-1301.

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