Police: Man Stuffed Body in His Garage, Kept it There for Four Days

Let's just say that Ricardo Rodriguez is not a criminal mastermind.

Police say the 45 year old murdered a man in his fifties in an argument over a stolen cell phone. Rodriguez then allegedly stuck the body of the victim in his garage, and kept it there for four days.

Police on Monday got a call about a possible dead body at Rodriguez' home in the 300 block of Regina, but when officers arrived at the home they could not find the body.

Rodriguez then mounted an almost comically inept attempt to hide the body, like a scene out of a movie comedy. They say he dumped the body on Gillespie Street and sped away, in the victim's pickup truck, but 'due to bad weather and the dangerous driving of the suspect,' police quickly caught up with him and arrested him near I-35 and Linden Street.

Police say Rodriguez and the victim fought at Rodriguez' home over the cell phone.

Rodriguez has been charged with murder. The victim has not been identified.

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