OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man, who allegedly absconded with over $3,000 in cash from his resort roommate nearly 25 years ago, was picked up on a warrant last week after getting a pedestrian citation and now faces felony theft charges.
In September 1992, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a reported theft at a residence on Jamestown Road. The victim told police he went out to the store for about 30 minutes and when he returned, his two roommates, including Brian Toth, now 44, of Ocean City, were gone with most of their belongings missing along with around $3,300 in cash from the victim’s dresser drawer. A lengthy investigation ensued and Toth was identified as a suspect and ultimately a warrant was issued for his arrest way back in 1992. Fast-forward 25 years and Toth last week was detained by an OCPD officer for a pedestrian crossing violation.
Under normal circumstances, the OCPD officer would typically advise Toth about the importance of pedestrian safety and he probably would have been let go after the officer identified him and urged him to use the crosswalks. However, when the officer pulled up Toth’s information, he observed an arrest warrant dating back to September 1992 for the alleged theft of his roommate’s money 25 years ago. Now, he faces felony theft charges from an alleged incident that occurred when he was just 19 years old.