Chesterfield County Police in Virginia posted footage on November 19 described as showing a suspect struggling with the ignition on a mower worth more than $9,000 before stealing it from a church in Richmond.
The incident occurred at Mt Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries on October 7, police said. A man is seen approaching and then inside a storage shed. He takes several attempts to turn the mower on before finally succeeding.
Police said the suspect drove the mower, a green and yellow 2020 John Deere Z915E ZTrak, away toward nearby Hull Street Road. The suspect had tattoos on both arms and appeared to be wearing eyeglasses, police said.
In June 2020, Mt Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries said it had been “blessed” with a new John Deere mower. Credit: Chesterfield County Police via Storyful