Crime

He went to the gym for a workout. His vehicle got one instead.

Patrick Harbon Blades
Patrick Harbon Blades

Police have made an arrest in the theft of a Planet Fitness patron’s car keys and burglary of his car.

Patrick Harbon Blades, 24, of Ocean Springs, was arrested Wednesday after the patron reported the crime at 8:45 p.m., police Capt. William Jackson said Thursday.

The gym is on U.S. 90.

The man’s keys had been on a rack provided at the gym and he was exercising when the keys were taken, Jackson said.

Police later identified Blades, of Mulberry Place, as the suspect.

Blades unlocked the car and took an undisclosed amount of cash from a wallet, Jackson said. The stolen keys were found in the parking lot, Jackson said.

Police arrested Blades on Lovers Lane. He was being held at the Ocean Springs jail.

He also has pending charges from Lee County, Jackson said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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