Police: Rental car theft suspect arrested

Harlingen police have arrested the man they say stole a rental car three months ago.

On May 4, police were called to the Hertz Car Rental located at 3030 Airport Drive where employees said a customer identified as George Osborne Merrill, 38, intentionally failed to return a 2015 Dodge Journey, as agreed on the rental contract.

According to the paperwork, Merrill was supposed to return the SUV on March 28.

Police eventually found the car May 9 near the 3000 block of Arroyo Park Lane South.

According to the Harlingen Police Department jail log, Merrill is being charged with theft of a motor vehicle. He has yet to be arraigned.