Man accused of stealing a running car from parking lot arrested

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A man was arrested after stealing a car left running in a business parking lot on Wednesday, authorities said.

Thomas Russell Schmitt, 61, was charged with grand theft auto and booked into the Bay County Jail.

The vehicle has now been returned to the owner.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-
872-3100, or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the “Panama
City PD” Tip411 app from the iOS or Google Play stores.

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