A convicted thief from Texas was arrested in the theft of a pressure washer from Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.
Jeremy Don Menchaca, 49, of Ocala, was caught on the store’s surveillance system at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he selected a HART pressure washer, put it in a shopping cart and left the store without paying for it, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The pressure washer was valued at $368.
The deputy making the arrest found that Menchaca, a native of San Angelo, Texas, had been convicted in 1997 of theft of property over $1,500 in Brownwood, Texas.
He was arrested on a charge of theft and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $500 bond.