WILKES-BARRE -- The owner of a towing company in Wilkes-Barre was found guilty of theft.
Leo Glodzik was charged with stealing money from a car he towed.
Cell phone video taken by Newswatch 16 shows Leo Glodzik racing from the Luzerne County Courthouse shortly after a jury returned a split verdict in his theft trial Thursday afternoon.
Glodzik, the owner of L.A.G. Towing Company in Wilkes-Barre had been accused of stealing more than $2,000 in cash from a vehicle that had been towed to his lot back in January of 2013.
Now a jury found Glodzik guilty of theft by unlawful taking but not guilty of theft from a vehicle.
When asked if he thought the jury would side in his favor, Glodzik said, “I`m hoping, I`m hoping. I’m confident.”
Glodzik had a towing contract with the city of Wilkes-Barre.
That was suspended after his arrest, and the city formed a temporary contract with Falzone's Towing.
A neighbor living across the street from L.A.G. Towing on Carey Avenue said Glodzik was always helping out, even shoveling his driveway after snow storms.
“Plowing out here, does the street out there, does the sidewalks, and he was a good guy as far as I`m concerned,” said the man who did not want to give his name. “I come out in the morning, ready to go to work, I got a flat tire, they fixed it, they do a lot, even the kids that worked for him.”
Glodzik is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11. However prosecutors said they are still working out what type of punishment they will ask the judge.