December 16, 2008

Man allegedly stole police urine fridge

Police said they arrested a Florida man who allegedly stole a small refrigerator from a probation office after his urine sample tested positive for drugs.

Authorities said Devin Anthony Perry, 26, allegedly broke into the of Corrections Probation and Parole office in Gainesville by shooting out a window and left with the locked refrigerator used to store urine samples after discovering that a sample he gave Friday had tested positive for drug use, The Gainesville Sun reported Tuesday.

He allegedly set fire to the shrubbery beneath the broken window and took shards of glass that had his blood on them, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said the incident took place between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators said blood-stained shards of glass believed to be from the probation office window were found in a trash bin at Perry's home. However, investigators said Monday that the refrigerator had not been found.

Perry, who is currently on probation until 2018 for drug convictions, was charged with arson, destroying evidence, burglary and larceny.