Cop finds thief with arm still in Mesa machine

Posted at 1:09 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 20:31:56-04

Mesa police arrested a man they found with his arm still inside the machine he was stealing from.

Court show records show that 26-year-old Andru Shea Jolstad was found on his knees with a flashlight in one hand and his other hand still inside the machine he was stealing from.

Jolstad, who was released from prison this past December, was caught red handed at the Zap's arcade in the Superstition Springs Mall near Southern Avenue and Power Road. 

Citizens at the mall on April 16 contacted a Mesa police officer there after seeing suspicious activity at the arcade.

When the officer arrived he found Jolstad had used a pry bar to open four arcade machines and had taken the money out of them. 

Jolstad has been charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools and may now return to prison, all for the 18 dollars.