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Man tells police he was stealing catalytic converters to pay money orders

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man caught with seven catalytic converters in his car told police he stole them to raise money for his previous terms.

Police say an LQK official on Hickory Hill Road called them on Sunday when she noticed two men in a Honda Civic driving through the lot and cutting out catalytic converters on company trucks.

An officer who arrived at the scene spotted Treavor Coop carrying a power saw near a truck. Coop dropped the saw and ran but was caught without incident.

Police say they found seven catalytic converters worth more than $12,000 inside a Honda Civic, which police say was also stolen in September.

Coop told police he and his friend planned to sell the coins and that he “committed the thefts to raise money for the warrants he currently holds,” according to an affidavit.

Coop, 24, is charged with theft of property, theft of vehicle and escape.

Court records show Coop had warrants issued on March 19 for carjacking and possession of a firearm in a dangerous crime.

Coop’s bond was set Monday at $79,000.