Massachusetts Man Accused of Stealing Swimming Pool

GREENFIELD, Mass.-- When a Greenfield family reported that their 24-foot diameter, above ground swimming pool had been stolen, police knew exactly where to look for it.

The Recorder reports that officers went to a scrap metal company where workers said some men had come in to sell a metal frame pool that matched the description of the one reported stolen.

Police arrested 49-year-old Henry Stefanowich of Chicopee and charged him with larceny and trespassing. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released on $500 bail.

The 52-inch deep pool, with only a few inches of water in it, was stolen Monday in a 3 1/2 -hour window when everyone in the family was at work.

Stefanowich told police he had permission to take the pool, but the family denies that.