According to the incident report:
Matthew Brent Dempsey, 23, of Hood Street, is charged with theft by taking, criminal damage to property in the second degree and obstruction of an officer.
Dempsey was caught when an officer decided to check on Al's Car Wash knowing that people had been breaking into the machines for change.
When the officer pulled into the parking lot, he noticed Dempsey ducking behind a vacuum cleaner. According to the report, Dempsey jumped up and started running, quarters falling out of his hands.
The pursuit ended on Hood Street when officers found Dempsey hiding under an older model Jeep Cherokee with "two handfuls of quarters laying beside" him, said the report.
The report also states that he "was extremely sweaty and breathing hard."
Officers discovered six more quarters that Dempsey had allegedly dropped while running. The total amount recovered was $52.50.
Dempsey remains in the Gordon County Jail.
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