TPD: Prowler Caught on Jackson Street

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - March 21, 2012 -

Last night at approximately 12:21AM, TPD was called to the area of 1325 Jackson Street for a prowler. The caller said he was sitting on the porch when he and his friend witnessed a man wearing a baggy blue shirt, blue jeans, with a bald head, who was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, going into driveways and pulling on car door handles. They said they approached the man, but he quickly walked away. Believing something was amiss, the witnesses’ called 911.

One of the responding police officers located a man fitting the description in the area and he was positively identified as the same man seen checking car door handles. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Leon County Jail. The probable cause for the arrest is attached to this release.

“This is another great example of our citizens using the “See Something, Say Something, Do Something” motto to get another criminal off our streets” said Police Chief Dennis Jones.

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  • by L&O on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:29 AM
    Luckily this guy did not prowl in Sanford or the neighborhood watch captain would have gunned him down. Come to think of it - not a bad idea when someone is actually committing a crime.
  • by marva Location: tallahassee on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    they didnt arrest him they saved his life
  • by George Location: Jackson St on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:03 AM
    This guy is an idiot. I live on Jackson St, he hit my wires car and left her iPod and sunglasses.
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      by LC2 on Mar 22, 2012 at 06:54 AM in reply to George
      I think its time to buy a wireless car.
  • by TheTruthTellorMD on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:25 PM
    Just another example of thugs roaming the streets trying rob, rape, and murder everything they see. Look at this guy, hr has "thug" written all over his face. I think we should be able to conceal carry so we can,send these scum to hell. Thats where these people belong.
  • by dog Location: gone on Mar 21, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    Looks like Racist Profiling. When is the Rally to free the PROWLER.
  • by See Location: Work on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    This is a perfect example of Neighborhood Watch. They saw the suspicious person and called the police. The very competent police found the person. Sanford, FL pay attention!!!
  • by SAD Location: Tallahassee on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    Glad he was not shot! The witness acted appropriately and phoned 911 and let law enforcement deal with him. My heart really hurts for the family and friends of the 17 year old!!
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      by A neighbor on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to SAD
      What 17 year old? I live in this neighborhood. And I am glad this person was caught. Our neighbor did the right thing, by calling 911. But we don't want vigilante law, with people walking around carrying guns and such. This is a good neighborhood. And we have a LOT of people that walk here. And children playing, we don't need guns & drive byes, because of someone thinking someone else is carrying a gun. Let the police handle things, just keep a watch out, and if something looks supecious, than call them, and let them do their jobs.
  • by drug Location: drug on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    well, when u on that crack,,,,opening doors is all you know to do to pawn whatever...sad. go to rehab dude
  • by Curious on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    Does anyone know if he was riding a bicycle?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    Maybe the next car door handle he pulls on will be a BAIT CAR. HA!!!!
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      by Tom on Mar 21, 2012 at 03:35 PM in reply to
      Or someone will be nearby with a loaded shotgun.
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