Two AC units stolen; Manatee man arrested

MANATEE -- A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after a property manager spotted him with two air-conditioning units that were taken two hours earlier, the sheriff’s office reports.

Erik Phillip Ramsey was arrested when a deputy arrived at about 1:45 p.m. in the 5100 block of 25th Avenue Drive East. According to an arrest report, the units were found in the back of a white Jeep at his residence, which is about a block away from where the units where taken.

Ramsey said he found the units on Ellenton-Gillette Road near Mendoza Road. He was also found in possession of 20 feet of copper tubing and pipe.

Ramsey was charged with two counts of unarmed burglary and is being held without bond in Manatee County jail.