Ex-Con Jailed On Grand Theft Burrito Charge

Cops: Felon stole grub from victim on Arizona street

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Arizona Burrito Theft

NOVEMBER 25--An Arizona felon is back behind bars following his arrest last Saturday night on a grand theft burrito charge, cops report.

According to investigators, Timothy Bell, 29, approached a man on a Phoenix street and “took that person’s property by force” while making “threatening statements.”

The stolen property, a felony complaint states, was a “burrito, of a value less than $1000.”

After having his burrito stolen, the victim called 911 and followed Bell until police located the ex-con and arrested him on a downtown Phoenix street around 8:40 PM. Bell, who is listed as a transient in court records, was found in possession of a “wrapper from burrito he stole,” cops reported.

Seen above, Bell was booked into the Maricopa County jail on a felony robbery charge for which no bond has been set. He is scheduled to be arraigned on December 6 in Superior Court.

Bell’s rap sheet includes two separate state prison terms and convictions for weapons possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and narcotics possession. Bell is currently on probation in connection with a 2015 conviction for misconduct involving weapons, a felony for which he served nearly three years in custody. (4 pages)