Man arrested for stealing wrench from auto body shop after returning to ask for job

Police arrested a man for stealing a wrench from an East Falls auto repair shop after he returned four days later asking for a job.

Police said Harold Williams, 59, stole the half-inch impact wrench from a mechanic’s toolbox at Joe’s Auto Repair on the 3500 block of Indian Queen Lane April 23. When he came back on April 27 looking for work, the manager recognized him as the alleged tool thief and told him to sweep the front of the shop.

As Williams busied himself with the task, the manager went into his office and called police. Williams was taken into custody and is charged with theft.

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