Suspect in 23 drive-offs tells police he has 'layaway' agreement with gas station


    Karl Kinyon (Photo courtesy Manitowoc Co. Sheriff's Office)

    MANITOWOC, Wis. (WLUK) – Police arrested a man for his 23rd gas drive-off from the same chain.

    Karl Kinyon, 37, was arrested after an incident Monday at a convenience store on S. 10th Street, according to the police report.

    Kinyon told police he has a “layaway system” with Kwik Trip, and was in a hurry on Monday. But he always pays for the gas “eventually,” the report states.

    Kwik Trip estimates Kinyon owes for 14 of the 23 drive-offs, for a total of $803.90.

    Police requested charges of retail theft and bail jumping, due to previous retail theft cases.

    Bond was set at $100 for Kinyon during a court appearance Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed. He returns to court Monday for an initial appearance.

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