Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man at the Skyway Bridge this afternoon on suspicion of stealing tires from vehicles at a toll booth parking lot.
About 1:34 p.m., troopers received a call about a suspicious vehicle with a man inside and missing a tire at the bridge’s north toll plaza parking lot. Troopers made contact with Carlos Alberto Rivera-Pabon, 23, of Tampa, who said he had a flat tire on his 2008 Acura sedan.
Troopers saw two other vehicles in the same parking lot that were missing tires, one of which belonging to a toll booth employee in the same parking lot. The troopers also noticed that Rivera-Pabon was in possession of three additional tires, which they were able to link to the other vehicles.
Rivera-Pabon was placed under arrest for theft and felony violation of probation, FHP said.