PHOENIX — A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 70 scooters after a company tracked one to his home when it went missing.
Phoenix police report that on May 17 a representative from Lyft Scooter Rentals contacted them saying they had tracked a stolen scooter to a home near 32nd Street and McDowell Road.
The representative could see the scooter in the back of an SUV at the home.
When police confronted 35-year-old Jeramy Scott Reid, he produced five more Lyft scooters that were in the process of being dismantled.
Police searched the property and allegedly found 22 Lyft scooters and 52 more scooters belonging to Bird Scooter Rentals.
All the scooters were dismantled with the GPS trackers removed. Reid reportedly told police that would buy new switches and circuit boards to convert them into nonpaying scooters.
The total value of the 74 scooters is nearly $50,000.
Reid has been charged with theft.