CASA GRANDE — A man reportedly acting suspiciously at CVS Pharmacy was later arrested by Casa Grande Police and charged with having a stolen vehicle.

Employees at the CVS located at Florence Boulevard and Arizola Road called police June 14 about a man acting suspiciously at the store. They said he sat in a green Honda station wagon for 20 minutes in the parking lot before entering the store.

Employees told police the man browsed for about an hour, and they thought he might be shoplifting. He then walked out of the store.

A man later identified as George Lundquist, 53, then walked out of the parking lot. A Casa Grande Police Department officer ran the Honda’s license plate, which determined the car had been stolen out of Tucson.

The vehicle was listed as being stolen out of Redondo Beach, California, according to police.

Lundquist was found at a thrift store across the street and detained. CVS employees then identified him as the man who was previously in the vehicle.

Documents were allegedly found in the car bearing Lundquist’s name, and he was arrested. In a subsequent interview with police, he denied being in the vehicle, saying it belonged to a friend and he had just put his backpack in the car.

He would not identify the friend, according to police.

Lundquist was officially charged with theft of a means of transportation, a Class 3 felony, and misdemeanor theft. He is being held at the Pinal County jail on $10,000 secured bond and has a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug. 7.

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Brian Wright is the sports editor at PinalCentral. He can be reached at bwright@pinalcentral.com.

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