Texas cops search for mower thief who cut grass before running

Police were first called by a local who told them an “unknown person” was mowing their lawn.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Port Arthur police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a lawn mower and mowed the owner’s lawn before making off with the mower early last month.

Police were initially called on Friday evening April 1, 2022 by a Port Arthur resident who told them an ‘unknown person’ was mowing their lawn according to a message on the Port Arthur Police Facebook page.

When officers arrived at the house, the mysterious lawn man, whom police identified as Marcus Hubbard, fled dragging the lawn mower with him, the post said.

With police hot on his heels, Hubbard abandoned the lawn mower in an alley and fled according to the message.

Hubbard is wanted for building burglary.

Security video from the home shows a man, according to police, Hubbard walking down the driveway of the home and entering what they say is a shed that is just off camera.

The timestamp on the video shows it happening around 7:49 p.m.

He can be seen removing and setting aside a bicycle before pulling out a red petrol lawn mower.

Hubbard then returns to the shed and returns with a can of gasoline which he uses to refill the lawn mower’s tank.

He then puts the gas can away, starts the mower and can be seen mowing the garden.

He quickly works the small patch of grass and, according to the video timestamp, is in the front yard in less than four minutes.

The video ends less than two minutes later after he makes two passes to the front lawn.

If you know Hubbard’s whereabouts, call Port Arthur Police at 409-983-8600.

This is a developing story. We’ll update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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