Lakeland Ledger reports Bert Leitzow of Lake Wales Florida was ordered to complete a pre-trial intervention class before heading to court to face charges of petty theft, but decided to make a little pit stop — to break into the trunk of a pickup, where he took two drills, a drill-bit set and a battery charger!
The truck’s owner Reinaldo Diaz confronted Leitzow, grabbed a bag containing his tools, causing Leitzow to beg for mercy, and offer the guy $100 to let him go…. NOT so!
Diaz dialed 911 and soon police were on a short foot chase with Leitzow… who is now… in that jail… that he was supposed to avoid!
Florida: The Second Chance State! Make one, and chances are Florida… will give you another…:)