Decoy Vehicle Lures Petit Theft

Charges Reduced! No Conviction on Burglary of Conveyance!
Due to a high incident of the vehicle and residential burglary, police set up an unmarked vehicle on the roadside to monitor possible suspects. The decoy vehicle had a partially open trunk with a new 32” flat screen TV showing. Deputies conducted surveillance and observed the Defendant removing the TV from the trunk of the car. Deputies confronted the Defendant and handcuffed him. A pat-down search revealed a pipe used for smoking marijuana in his front pocket. Police charged the Defendant with Petit Theft, Burglary of a Conveyance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.