Man arrested in Belfast wanted in California for loitering, LAPD says

Posted June 05, 2012, at 5:17 p.m.
Last modified June 05, 2012, at 6:53 p.m.
Pro Me Thius
Pro Me Thius

BELFAST, Maine — A California man who goes by the moniker Pro Me Thius was arrested Monday evening by Belfast police who discovered that he is a fugitive from justice.

Detective Sergeant Bryan Cunningham said Tuesday that he did not know why Thius, 50, of North Hollywood, was wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department.

An LAPD official said that Thius is wanted for loitering, but may have other active charges against him that she was not able to share with the media.

The California man first raised eyebrows in Belfast when he asked at the Belfast Fire Department if he could store his belongings behind the Route 3 fire station.

“The fire station thought that was a little weird,” Cunningham said.

Officials there contacted police. Officers asked for his identification and then ran his name through the National Crime Information Center.

After checking with police officials in California, Belfast officers learned that Thius has an outstanding warrant for extradition.

He was taken to the Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked, and will be held in police custody in Maine until California police make arrangements to have him returned, Cunningham said.

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