Man who posed as utility worker in series of assaults, thefts in Shaker Heights area sentenced to approximately 6 years

Northeast Ohio serial burglar sent to prison for six years

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of posing as a utility worker, a landscaper, and a jogger in order to commit a series of thefts was sentenced on Wednesday afternoon.

Bobby Weatherspoon, who initially faced more than a dozen charges that included felonious assault and theft, was sentenced to approximately six years in prison.

Man who posed as utility worker sentenced for series of assaults and thefts in Shaker Heights area

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Investigators previously said the Maple Heights man disguised himself in 2019 to blend into the community in order to steal items from properties throughout Shaker Heights, Bedford, and Cleveland, taking advantage of vulnerable residents.

Items that Weatherspoon allegedly stole include jewelry, credit cards, televisions, power tools, a car, and more.

During one incident, prosecutors say Weatherspoon was involved in a pursuit while in a stolen car and crashed before eventually fleeing on foot.

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