A suspected car thief was arrested in the act of spray-painting a stolen car Friday afternoon in northeast Fresno, police said.
A spokesman said officers were called to an apartment complex near Chestnut and Rialto avenues by the man's former girlfriend. The woman said he was in her parking lot working on the car. When officers arrived they spotted him in the midst of the paint job.
When he saw officers the man jumped a fence, then reversed direction and went back into the complex, where he climbed on top of a roof. Officers were able to convince the man to surrender after about 10 minutes.
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