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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An east Louisville teen is accused of a three-day crime spree in which he allegedly vandalized at least 30 cars and stole valuable items in several Prospect subdivisions.
Prospect Police say 18-year-old Tanner Munday broke into dozens of cars from Thursday, May 8, until he was apprehended Saturday, May 10.
Munday is accused of stealing a pair of $800 optical Ray Ban sunglasses from one vehicle. Police also say he stole a computer and briefcase valued at $700 after breaking into a garage with a knife and window breaker.
According to Prospect Police, the vandalism and thefts initially occurred on Timber Ridge Drive, before Munday moved to Fox Harbor and Hunting Creek subdivisions.
Munday allegedly spray painted a car, slicing the leather interior with his knife and breaking apart several sunglasses near the Fox Harbor subdivision.
"He did take two or three purses for his girlfriend, a polo shirt, and some things of that nature, but basically he was looking for cash and cash only," said Assistant Chief of Police in Prospect Todd Shaw.
Police say officers encountered Munday on Friday while he was breaking in a car, but he was able to run away on foot along Timber Ridge Drive.
On Saturday morning, witnesses allegedly saw Munday wearing a mask in the Sutherland neighborhood and attempting to break into cars.
Prospect Police say officers chased Munday along the 9700 block of U.S. 42 and the LMPD K-9 unit was called into help locate the suspect. Police also tell WDRB an officer was injured while climbing a fence in pursuit of Munday.
Munday is charged with burglary, possession of burglary charges, theft by unlawful taking from a vehicle, fleeing and evading police and criminal mischief. But Prospect Police say there are at least 30 incidents over the three-day span and he is expected to face more charges.
Munday was arraigned Monday morning. His lawyer--who told the judge he was hired by the girlfriend's family--said Munday needed "help."
A judge ordered Munday be put on home incarceration and complete some kind of treatment program.
As of Monday night, Munday remained in Metro Corrections as there was a waiting list for the home incarceration program.