CAPE CORAL, FL - September 25, 2020 - According to an online news report posted on nbc-2.com, a family from Cape Coral went to the front door of their home and found the Cape Coral Police Department made an arrest on their property. The incident happened on Friday night. The couple was watching TV at their home when at approximately 9 in the evening, the Cape Coral Police Department came to their front door. The couple answered the door and then learned that the Cape Coral Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man in their driveway when the suspect would not leave the family's lanai.
The Cape Coral Police observed the suspect acting suspiciously and so the police officers began following the suspect's car. The Cape Coral Police stated that the man was behaving highly suspicious in the parking lot of a Cape Coral gas station. When the Cape Coral Police attempted to pull the suspect over while he was driving his vehicle out of the gas station's parking lot, the suspect began to flee law enforcement officers. The suspect led the Cape Coral police officers on a police chase until the suspect reached the intersection of SE 40th Terrace and Del Prado Boulevard South. Then the suspect had an accident in his car at the intersection inside the parking lot of a nearby business. The accident totaled the motor vehicle the suspect was operating and also destroyed a parking lot curb. After the accident, the suspect ran away from the Cape Coral police officers on foot. The Cape Coral police officers chased after the suspect.
The suspect was captured on a neighbor's security video cameras. The suspect was seen jumping over a fence and then running through several other backyards prior to the suspect reaching the couple's front door.
According to one of the residents inside the house, the situation was scary and that it was spooky that the arrest and chase ended at their front door. The homeowner stated that he was thankful that he kept the door closed and locked. Otherwise, the suspect would have barged right in. The suspect allegedly claimed to be living at the victim's house and that he would no leave "his lanai." Cape Coral was successful in persuading the man into the couple's driveway, and he was placed under arrest. The Cape Coral police searched the man and discovered stolen credit cards and drugs inside the Volkswagen that the suspect was driving. Cape Coral police stated that the car he was driving was stolen.
The suspect has a lengthy criminal and arrest record. The suspect has been arrested at least 19 times in Lee County, Florida, starting back in 2007. The victims stated that they will always ensure their doors are always locked from now on. The couple stated that they through it was very sad that some people get some "wacked out" on drugs that they act out in such ways.