AKRON, Ohio — A 35-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection to a break at the Hungarian American Club in Akron.
Paul Barna, 35, of Akron, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded on Sunday around 3:00 a.m. to the Hungarian American Club, 694 East Waterloo Road, for a reported security alarm.
While checking the perimeter of the building, deputies spotted Barna running in the parking lot with two pry bars and a safe.
Barna dropped the items once he saw authorities. He fled the scene and led authorities on a short foot pursuit.
With the help from the Norton Police Department and a K-9 unit, Barna was located hiding in a nearby wooded area, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said.
Barna was booked into the Summit County Jail. The recovered property was returned to the Hungarian Club.