By CBS13 Staff

NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — An Auburn man has been arrested after deputies caught him allegedly draining gas from a Placer County vehicle.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early in the morning on Oct. 6, deputies responded to investigate an alarm at a county building in the North Auburn area. Deputies saw that someone was draining gas out of a county pickup truck, but no one was around.

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A deputy decided to wait and see if the suspect would come back. Sure enough, about 10 minutes later, the suspect returned – with the deputy allegedly seeing him get under the truck with an electric drill and metal screw.

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That suspect, 47-year-old Auburn man Zoltan Gergely, was soon arrested. He is now facing charges of felony vandalism, petty theft, and vehicle tampering.

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Deputies say the damage to the county truck is estimated to be over $2,000.