DELTONA, Fla., June 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said two men who broke into several cars made a crucial mistake when they asked a sheriff's deputy for a ride home.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Eshon Hardy, 18, and Theodor Walker III, 20, told deputy Austin Littleton when they were approached at 4 a.m. Monday in Deltona, they were walking home from a friend's house but couldn't remember which house it was, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.
The two men asked Littleton for a ride home, and he agreed provided they agreed to be searched for weapons and contraband. The men were found to be in possession of numerous cell phones, navigation devices and a package of strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts -- all items reported missing from a string of nine car burglaries in the neighborhood. Investigators said they followed the "home" addresses on the burgled cars back to the scenes of the thefts.
Both men were charged with burglary and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail in lieu of $1,500 bond each.