Police caught the catalytic converter thief at the scene of the crime, Doral police said.

DORAL, Florida. – A “loud metal grinding” at 2:46 a.m. caught the attention of Doral cops patrolling the motel on Sunday, leading them to catch a suspected thief at the crime scene, according to the arrest report.

According to the report, those officers patrolling the Extended Stay America hotel at 8720 NW 33rd St. saw Davisley Gonzalez, who drove his Mercedes-Benz SUV close to the victim’s car, crouch with a jigsaw in an attempt to get hit by the car. .

Police said they ordered the 34-year-old Gonzalez to stop what he was doing and turn himself in, but instead he left and led the police on foot, abandoning the jigsaw halfway through.

Police later detained Gonzalez and found six catalytic converters in the back seat of his Benz, as well as “several” extra saws, police said.

According to the report, Gonzalez sawed off the catalytic converter of the victim’s car halfway before the cops interrupted the theft.

Gonzalez, who lives in Hialeah, was arrested on six counts of grand theft of auto parts and one count of dealing in stolen property, attempted robbery of an unoccupied vehicle, possession of burglary tools, criminal disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and loitering or vagrancy. .

The Cuban citizen was already on bail on two charges of burglary and resisting arrest, according to prison records.

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