Man accused of stealing child’s insulin pump off NC family’s front porch arrested

(WTVD)

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police announced Sunday night that they have made an arrest after a thief stole a child’s insulin pump off a Durham family’s front porch, according to WTVD.

Police said Officer Z.B. Starritt recognized the man in the video and took out a felony larceny warrant on Christopher Columbus Hargrove, 48. Hargrove was arrested on Cleveland Street after a brief foot chase.

Officers were able to recover the stolen pump. 5-year-old Greyson Corwin has Type 1 diabetes and relies on his insulin pump to get through the day.

After learning of the arrest, Josh Corwin, Greyson’s dad, said he is glad the police took the time to make an arrest.

“I just feel like there’s a lot of negativity with the (Durham) police department,” he told ABC11 via telephone Sunday evening. “I’m a new resident of Durham and I want to give a shout out to the police department. They worked really hard and I’m appreciative.”