Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say

Robert Hardister was arrested and charged with grand theft auto after stealing a car in Putnam County, Marion County, deputies said. (Photo: WFTV.com)
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Robert Hardister was arrested and charged with grand theft auto after stealing a car in Putnam County, Marion County, deputies said. (Photo: WFTV.com)

Marion County deputies, with the help of their K-9, helped find a car theft suspect covered in facial tattoos who was sought by Putnam County authorities, investigators said.

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Deputies said they noticed a stolen 2005 Hyundai Saturday as it pulled into the parking lot of the Queens Garden Resort in Ocala.

Robert Wade Hardister, 26, got out of the car and ran, deputies said.

Deputy Matthew Hooper said he and K-9 Ramo tracked Hardister down, at which point Hardister surrendered to deputies without incident.

Hardister was arrested and charged with grand theft auto.

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