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Christopher Reyna, Escaped Prisoner, Caught By Cops During Traffic Stop

It's not exactly like catching John Dillinger, but cops have reportedly nabbed an escaped prisoner with a long history of doing bad stuff.

Martin County Sheriffs Office officers caught escaped prisoner Christopher Reyna Thursday afternoon after they stopped the Ford Crown Victoria he was riding in on U.S. 1 near Jensen Beach Boulevard. 

Reyna escaped from the Pompano Transit Center several months ago, and had been on the lamb ever since. 

A second man riding with Reyna, Victor Diadato, was also arrested.

Again, Reyna is no Al Capone. But he's a bad pretty dude. If stealing Lego sets from Walmart to sell them on the side is to be considered pretty bad.

Reyna has been a bit of a rapscallion, facing several felony charges, and a handful of misdemeanors.

In 2004, he was charged with bringing a knife to Port St. Lucie High School, as well as intent to sell marijuana.

In 2005, it was a battery charge.

In 2011, Reyna was charged with grand theft after he was busted for allegedly being involved in stealing over $1000 from a Bruno House of Chocolates.

He also apparently stole hundreds of dollars worth of copper from a Home Depot, because ... well, it's tough to figure that one out.

Reyna also ganked a mattress pad and a couple of Lego sets from the local Walmart.

Apparently, he tried to sell the things he stole for cash, according to authorities.

U.S. Marshals had been searching a hard target area of every warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in Port St. Lucie since Wednesday.

He was finally nabbed at the McDonald's at U.S. 1 and Jensen Beach Boulevard in Jensen Beach at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

According to police, Reyna and several suspected accomplices had been staying at a home in the 1000 Block of SW Payne since he escaped.

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