Florida Man Named Florida Busted After Ridiculous Crime Spree
A Florida man has been arrested after going on a ridiculous crime spree at multiple businesses and residences in Zephyrhills.
Police say the spree started early Sunday morning, at The Great Catch seafood restaurant. Officers say Lawrence Franklin King Florida went into the back area of the establishment and opened the cooler, and took all of the beer and White Claw out.
Rather than drink the beverages, he threw all of the White Claw and beer into a retention pond behind the business.
According to police, Florida then worked his way down the street to Massey Barbershop and broke a side window. He entered the business, took a set of clippers, a charging stand, and someone's earbuds.
Then, Florida reportedly walked on over to Lisa's Barbershop, where he broke the glass front door. There, he stole five clippers, as well as two pairs of scissors which added up to a value of $1,000.
Florida continued his crime spree where he broke a side window and went inside of a carpet store. So far, nothing has been found to be missing or damaged other than the window.
After he was finished doing whatever he was doing at the carpet store, Florida walked even further until he reached a bakery called Living Foods Bakery and Cafe. Here, he broke the side door's glass window, went inside, and stole about $800 worth of cash, jackets, coins, cash bags, and keys.
A pair of the scissors stolen from Lisa's Barber Shop was found in the carport of the bakery.
Police followed the bread crumbs to the next break in, at Zephyrhills Veterinary Clinic, where again, he broke a window. The window break triggered an alarm. Nothing was reported missing, however the keys and a bag of coins from Living Foods were foudnd in the clinic's dumpster.
Florida's adventure went on to Little Cat Rescue where he broke into a shed and stole cart wormers, animal pain medication, and some syringes.
Police positively identified the suspect when a neighbor saw Florida on the his Ring camera, who recognized his neighbor as Florida.
At some point in the night, Florida also broke into a vehicle where he stole tools in a briefcase.
Police say Florida admitted to breaking into all of the businesses he was accused, and walked officers around to find the stolen items.
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