Man arrested for stealing Amazon driver’s car

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Glenn Harris III, 32, was arrested last night and charged with grand theft of a vehicle after allegedly stealing a car from an Amazon delivery driver.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to an apartment complex in the 2300 block of SW Archer Road at about 8:50 p.m. last night, and the victim, an Amazon delivery driver, said he had left his car running with the keys in the ignition while he went upstairs to deliver a package. The victim said that as he began to walk back down the stairs, he heard a car door close and saw his car backing up. He ran toward the car but was unable to catch up before it was driven away.

The car was found about 12 minutes later on NE 16th Avenue, and officers used a “box in” technique to contain the car at the intersection of NE 23rd Avenue and NE 15th Street. Harris was reportedly the driver and sole occupant of the car.

Harris’s driver’s license was permanently revoked in 2021, so Harris was also charged with driving on a permanently-revoked license.

Harris was convicted on April 24 of petit theft from Walmart and resisting arrest and was sentenced to time served (30 days) plus a fine. He is also facing three sworn complaints for stealing bicycles and selling them at a very low price to another person. The buyer then fixes them up and sells them on Craiglist for a higher price.

Harris has five felony convictions (none violent) and four misdemeanor convictions (none violent). Judge Aymer “Buck” Curtin set bail at $55,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Send him to Saudi Arabia, they’ll take care of the “stealing” problem he allegedly has.
    I’ve heard they “allegedly” take hands of thieves.

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