58.5 F
The Villages
Friday, January 27, 2023

Illinois man moving to Florida nabbed with stolen U-Haul

Michael Brizendine
Michael Brizendine

An Illinois man who said he was moving to Florida was nabbed with a stolen U-Haul.

Michael Brizendine, 39, of Evanston, Ill., was driving the U-Haul at about 6 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Hwy. 441 when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy ran the vehicle’s Arizona license plate and discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen in North Carolina. A traffic stop was initiated in the parking lot of the Winn-Dixie grocery store on U.S. 301 in Belleview.

Brizendine said he had rented the U-Haul in North Carolina and was moving down to Florida, according to the arrest report. He said he had a rental contract for the vehicle and was unaware it had been reported as stolen.

He was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. He was booked at the Marion County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Wearing masks and getting mRNA injections do not prevent COVID-19 from spreading

A Village of Rio Grande resident contends that wearing masks and getting mRNA injections do not prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Saving seats at movie theater

A Village of Gilchrist resident, in a Letter to the Editor, follows up on a previous letter about seating at the Old Mill Playhouse.

Please be considerate with regard to chairs at the squares

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Orange Blossom Gardens resident implores fellow residents to be considerate with regard to chairs at the squares.

Paying more and getting less in The Villages Daily Sun

A Village of Glenbrook resident is unhappy that readers are paying more and getting less in The Villages Daily Sun. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Bicycle rider asking for trouble on Buena Vista Boulevard

A Village of Briar Meadow South resident, in a Letter to the Editor, fears that a bicycle rider is asking for trouble on Buena Vista Boulevard.