Authorities: Man caught breaking into off-duty cop's car

Victim cuffs thief in Green Twp

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A man accused of attempting to break into cars in Green Township is behind bars after choosing the wrong door handle to mess with.

It's not a call Green Township Police -- or any department for that matter -- gets very often. Someone has committed a crime and the offender is already in custody. In this case, it was someone police were looking for anyway because he had outstanding warrants.

Authorities got a call about a man trying to break into vehicles near Porthaven and Lawrence Road -- they said the victim was an off-duty Cincinnati police officer who already had the person in handcuffs.

Theodore Adams, 19, has been accused of misdemeanor theft and possession of criminal tools.

The off-duty officer allegedly caught Adams with a watch, a laptop, an iPad and some other items that were worth about $2,300 altogether. Adams is locked up at the Hamilton County Justice Center for the pair of charges stemming from this incident and two misdemeanor warrants -- those being for theft and burglary.

His arraignment is slated for Tuesday morning.

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