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Stolen Rental Car From Ohio Found in Austin

Benjamin Marx Photo: Mower County Jail. Benjamin Marx

May 16, 2018 12:37 PM

(ABC 6 News) - An Ohio man is in custody in Austin after reportedly stealing a rental car.

The Austin Police Department said a Hertz rental company in Ohio contacted them saying a 2017 Toyota had not been returned to the agency after 30 days and that they had reason to believe the driver was in Austin.

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The Hertz employee gave police several possible locations where the car might be found.

On Tuesday police said they found the vehicle on the 100 block of 1st Ave. SE and arrested the alleged driver, 30-year-old Benjamin Marx.

Police said Marx is listed as a homeless man out of Toledo, Ohio and they do not know why he and the car ended up in Austin.

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