Cops: Man Charged In Theft Left His Son

(AP) Police near Cincinnati have charged an Indiana man with theft based partly on what he left behind when he ran from police _ his 12-year-old son.

Brent Leisgang, 30, of Cedar Grove, Ind., was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with child endangering, possession of criminal tools, possession of drugs, criminal trespass and two counts each of theft and criminal damaging.

Leisgang is accused of trying to steal catalytic converters from a car lot in Harrison last week. The converters are popular targets of thieves because they can be sold to scrap dealers. He is being held on $80,000 bond.

His son was found at the scene and police believe Leisgang brought him along to help in the theft.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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