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Friday, May 3, 2013, 6:33 p.m.

A Mt. Washington man who was the victim of a crime was then arrested when Pittsburgh police found him carrying marijuana and later found nearly $47,000 in cash in his house and in his pockets, city police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Friday.

Police traveling on Saw Mill Run Boulevard were notified at 4:28 p.m. Thursday that someone saw a man breaking the windows of a sport utility vehicle parked near Woodruff Street. Officers spotted a man fitting the description of the culprit, Thomas Ozoskey, 35, of the Mt. Washington area, bicycling nearby and caught him following a brief foot chase, Richard said.

Officers later spotted David Gehring, 55, walking in the woods near the SUV and saw a bag of marijuana hanging out of his pants pockets, Richard said.

After Ozoskey told police he broke into the SUV to steal marijuana, police obtained a search warrant for Gehring's home and found $9,500 under a mattress, $36,440 in a lock box and 48 empty plastic bags with marijuana residue in them, Richard said.

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