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Minnesota man receives deferred judgment after stealing pickup truck in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE — A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty to stealing a pickup truck in Clear Lake last summer has been sentenced to probation.

26-year-old Christian Brodt of Blaine was originally charged with first-degree theft after being accused stealing a pickup from Tony’s Tire Service in Clear Lake on August 27th. The truck was later recovered on Interstate 94 near Minneapolis, with a criminal complaint stating that the truck was damaged and deemed a total loss. The complaint says Brodt was caught on video footage taking the truck.

Brodt pleaded guilty in April to a charge of second-degree theft. District Judge Colleen Weiland on Monday issued a deferred judgment and sentenced Brodt to four years probation and a $750 civil penalty, which was suspended.

If Brodt fulfills the terms of his probation, the conviction will be wiped off his record.

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