BSO Case Number: 90-1905-004162
Jurisdiction: Fort Lauderdale
Place of Occurrence: 460 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Victim(s): State of Florida
Suspect(s): 16-year-old male
A teenager thought he was home free after shoplifting from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale, but he didn’t know he had been spotted by Broward’s top cop.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, Sheriff Gregory Tony was headed to a meeting at the Broward County Governmental Center when he observed a suspicious incident taking place near the 400 block of West Broward Boulevard.
Sheriff Tony said he saw a male, who appeared to be wearing a full-length wig running top speed on the south side of the road. “He was engaged in a full sprint and being chased by another male wearing a 7-Eleven polo. Based on my training and experience, I feared a crime had been committed,” Sheriff Tony said.
Sheriff Tony instructed his security deputy, Clyde Davis, to pull over. Sheriff Tony exited the unmarked SUV and ran after the suspect. Following the foot pursuit, he apprehended the subject. While Sheriff Tony provided cover, Dep. Davis handcuffed the suspect.
Dep. Davis contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. A Fort Lauderdale police officer responded and took custody of the 16-year-old. The officer determined the suspect had stolen property from the 7-Eleven, located at 460 W. Broward Blvd., and was fleeing the scene. He transported the shoplifter to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for booking and then to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing.
Sheriff Gregory Tony
Dep. Clyde Davis
Fort Lauderdale PD
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
May 17, 2019 1225