BRADENTON — A Tennessee man was charged with grand theft auto, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
George Beal, 40, was arrested at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday at 3006 14th St. W., Bradenton.
A police officer reported a silver Chrysler LHS traveling south on 14th Street West was stolen.
While the officer's vehicle remained behind him, Beal reportedly turned into a convenience store. Police reportedly conducted a felony traffic stop and vehicle occupants were detained.
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Beal reportedly said he borrowed the car. The car owner, however, reportedly said Beal had stolen the vehicle.
Booking information for Beal was not immediately available on the sheriff’s website.