Man charged with stealing 40 Bird scooters from Mizzou campus

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Bird scooters sit on a Kansas City street on July 12, 2018.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — A 32-year-old man is charged in the theft of 40 impounded Bird scooters from the University of Missouri campus.

Anthony Hamilton, of Columbia, is charged with first-degree trespassing and second-degree property damage.

The Columbia Missourian reports that campus police on Thursday stopped Hamilton on a routine traffic stop and recognized him as someone who was considered a suspect in the scooter theft.

Campus police spokeswoman Sara Diedrich said Hamilton, who is not a Missouri student, was brought in for questioning was arrested later that night.

The scooters were stolen from a campus storage area during Christmas break in December.

Online court records do not name an attorney for Hamilton.

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