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Florida burglar hit by car, killed fleeing crime scene

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 08:27:21-04

LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who may have been trying to steal a car has been hit by a car and killed.

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies found 54-year-old Donald Sands unconscious and lying in the road Saturday night after being hit by a car.

They later discovered Sands was fleeing from a potential vehicle burglary in a mobile home park.

Shelby Slocumb told deputies he'd seen Sands inside his car earlier and chased him away. Sands was allegedly found with a red cup filled with change that Slocumb said was stolen from his car.

Authorities said Sands may have been homeless.