Southington man charged in bizarre theft attempt

Published on Monday, 5 June 2017 21:28


SOUTHINGTON - A local man is facing charges after an alleged bizarre theft attempt at a Southington home.

George Miller, 53, allegedly tried to steal a car battery from a driveway on Eden Avenue before ditching the battery and getting stuck during the getaway, police said.

According to police, officers responded last Tuesday, at about 12:50 p.m., to the Eden Avenue home after the homeowner called police. The woman told police she had heard her dog bark, so she looked out the window to see what was the matter.

The woman, according to police, saw a man, who was later identified as Miller, who took a car battery out of her driveway and put it in his vehicle. When he saw the woman looking at him, the homeowner said, he took the battery out of his vehicle and put it on a tree stump next to the driveway.

On his way out, Miller hit a retaining wall and his vehicle became stuck, police said. He then got out of his car and began knocking on the woman’s front door.

The woman became scared and called police.

Miller was charged with sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief.

He is free on a $2,500 non-surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on June 13.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Southington Herald on Monday, 5 June 2017 21:28. Updated: Monday, 5 June 2017 21:31.