POSTED: 7:40 p.m. HST, May 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 7:14 a.m. HST, May 27, 2013
Prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center escapee with car theft.
Benjamin Pabingwit, who escaped from OCCC May 5, allegedly stole a vehicle 6:59 a.m. Saturday while the 54-year-old owner was inside a store in Waianae.
Patrol officers arrested him 7:15 a.m. Saturday on Hakimo Road and found Pabingwit was also an outstanding OCCC escapee.
He was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, second-degree escape, and charged Saturday night on those offenses.
His bail was set at $25,000.
He was also arrested on a $500 warrant.