Alleged Gas Thief Arrested At Anderson Auto Dealer Early Thursday

A Redding man was reportedly caught stealing gas from cars at an Anderson auto dealer. Just after Midnight Thursday morning, the owner of Advanced Auto Wholesale on North Street called Anderson Police to say he was watching a thief on his security cameras. He directed officers in real time to where 27-year-old Jonathon Alvarez was hiding under a car near where he had left his plastic hose and his large plastic tank partly filled with gasoline. Officers were 15 feet away shining their flashlights on him but he refused to move for a long time before eventually surrendering.