An alert neighbor gets the credit for tipping police toa coper thief working outside hs neighbor’s home.

Deputies were called to the home on Avocado Avenue Thursday afternoon. They arrested 47-year old Thomas Clayton Fiedler of Orlando. The neighbor walked across the street, heard someone in the garage, and hid while he obtained the car’s license number. He said the man came out with air conditioner parts and a hammer, got into the small white car, and drive off. The neighbor ran to his home and called CCSO.

A deputy en route to the crime scene observed a small white car coming in the opposite direction on Kings Highway, made a U-turn, and confirmed the tag number the neighbor gave CCSO. After pulling over the car, the deputy spotted the purloined copper and arrested Fiedler. He is held without bond due to previous felongy convictions.