A 29-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday when his mother caught him stealing her lawnmower from her garage, Officer Christopher Calvano said.
Richard D. Young, no address available, was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny at 1240 a.m. just minutes after the crime
occurred, Calvano said.
Police were called to the scene after Mildred Young said she heard a noise and saw her son leaving her garage with her $150 lawnmower without her permission. When she came out and confronted him, he fled with the mower and Calvano and Officer Walter Nichols arrived and arrested him a short while later, police said.