Derrick Davis, Metro employee, is accused of stealing defibrillators

      (ABC7/AP) - A 40-year-old Metro employee{}is accused of{}stealing more than a dozen defibrillators from transit agency facilities and selling them online.

      Metro Transit Police say they arrested Derrick Davis of Laurel. He was charged{}this week{}in Prince George's County District Court.

      Metro says police detectives contacted Davis through eBay to try to purchase a defibrillator. An undercover detective posed as a potential buyer and arranged to purchase the device for $300 in cash.

      After he was arrested, police say Davis admitted that he had stolen 13 of the defibrillators from Metro facilities. They are valued at about $1,400 each.

      Davis worked as a maintenance worker on Metro infrastructure projects. He was suspended from his job.