Robert Kampsen, a former Dundee Town Council member, was arrested after he was seen taking money from a parked car in a Dundee home's driveway, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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According to the affidavit, a woman looked outside the window of her home and saw a stranger leaning through the open window of her Honda Civic, which was parked in her driveway. When the stranger saw the woman looking at him through her window, he began honking her car horn and yelled, "Get your dog!" The woman asked, "Why are you in my car?" but man did not answer, according to the release.

The woman's son then went outside to confront the man, later identified as Kampsen. The son had been given two 50-dollar bills earlier that day by his mom. He placed one of the bills in his pocket and put the other one on top of the console inside the Civic, according to the release.

When the son looked in the car he reportedly noticed that the $50 bill was missing.

When deputies arrived and spoke to Kampsen, he told them that he only reached his arm inside the car to honk the horn to alert the homeowner that her dog was at his friend's house instead of in his own yard and denied taking any money out of the car, the release stated.

However, when deputies searched the 68-year-old man they found a $50 bill in his pocket, which appeared to match the $50 bill the victim's son had, the release stated.

Kampsen was charged with one count Burglary of a Conveyance and one count Petit Theft.

Kampsen is a former Dundee Town Council Member (Commissioner) for the Town of Dundee, and served as the city's code enforcement officer from 2004 to 2005.

Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Office

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