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Woman caught stealing threatens to sue homeowner over injuries suffered while carrying his belongings

By Mason White 7:46 AM October 31, 2017
Julie Ann Upright
Julie Ann Upright
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A homeowner may face a lawsuit from a woman who hurt her back while she was stealing from his property.

54-year-old Julie Ann Upright of Florida was arrested after being caught stealing decorative blocks from a house in Port Richey.

Officers arrested Upright at around 5:15 p.m. after they found 42 decorative cement blocks worth $420 in her vehicle.

The homeowner told officers that Upright stole the blocks that were part of a remodeling project for his home.

The blocks were placed in the family’s front yard about 4 feet from the road, the owner said.

Upright claimed that she thought the blocks were placed close to the sidewalk because they were trash.

After she was taken into custody, Upright threatened to sue the homeowner because she injured her back on his property while loading the stolen blocks into her vehicle, police said.