CBS Police in Wayne, New Jersey say a man who was arrested on several charges Monday was released and arrested again five minutes later after officers saw him stealing clothes from a vehicle in a nearby parking lot. Darryl Williamson, 38, was first arrested around 1:15 p.m. Monday when police said officers responded to a report of someone throwing a brick and then kicking out a window of a car at the Willow Brook Mall bus station and stealing items from the vehicle. Officers found Williamson, who they said had been banned from the property due to previous encounters with security and police, on a bus that was loading passengers, authorities said. He allegedly had a woman’s purse as well as two full glassine bags of heroin and two empty glassine bags of suspected heroin in his possession, police said. Williamson was arrested on drug, theft and burglary to motor vehicle charges, police said. He was taken to police headquarters and later released at 2:30 p.m. Five minutes later, police said detectives watched him walk 75 yards from the police property to a parking lot at Wayne Valley High School where they say he opened the rear window of a parked Jeep and took three items from inside. The detectives quickly confronted Williamson as he walked away and found three pieces of clothing worth $112 in his possession, police said. He was arrested again on new charges of theft and burglary of a motor vehicle, police said. This time, bail was set at $500 and he was transported to the Passaic County jail.
This New Jersey man was arrested for stealing from a car in a mall parking lot, was released from police custody, and was arrested again literally five minutes later stealing from a car at a nearby high school. This is clearly a criminal who was rehabilitated, learned his lesson, and was ready to be a contributing member of society. Those five minutes of freedom must have felt so sweet, sweet enough that this man could not wait to steal from another car, maybe this man just had his heart set on stealing from cars that day and nothing was going to stop him.