Long Island man allegedly goes on shoplifting spree, carjacks Uber after release under bail reform

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February 08, 2020 - 3:35 pm
Genri Palacios Acosta

Nassau County Police

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a New York man released under the state's new bail reform law after he allegedly crashed into a police car while smoking crack has been arrested again.

Newsday reports Nassau County police charged Genri Palacios Acosta on Thursday after he went on a shoplifting spree and then carjacked an Uber driver.

Officials were able to arrest Palacios Acosta shortly after he stole the car because he was wearing a court-mandated ankle monitor that had been issued Sunday.

A phone message left with the Legal Aid of Nassau County, which is representing the defendant, was not immediately returned.