Skip to comments.Robbers Caught After Leaving Truck Keys In Home (oops!)
Posted on 05/13/2011 10:48:34 AM PDT by rawhide
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- Gunmen stormed a Kissimmee home and put two families' lives in danger. But deputies said a set of car keys led to their arrests. The suspects were arrested a short time after the home invasion.
Deputies said they ransacked a home on Sample Street Wednesday night, armed with guns and aimed them right at the victims.
However, they made a crucial mistake that led to their capture.
One of the women, who lives in the house, was sitting out on the patio Wednesday night, when a group of men, armed with guns forced her back inside.
Rachel did not want to give her last name. She said she was staying with family friends when three men, dressed in black, barged into their house on Sample Street. They held a gun to her friend's head as Rachel was dragged into the living room by her hair.
Five people, including a 14-year-old boy, lay hostage on the ground as the men allegedly threatened to kill them.
"He was standing on the back of my head. I couldn't move," Rachel said. "It was terrifying."
She said the suspects grabbed what they could, including laptops, jewelry, and cash, before pistol-whipping one of the victims.
"I couldn't see anything, because I refused to look at their faces," she said.
After the suspects got what they wanted, they ran back out to their getaway truck nearby. But deputies said that's when they realized they left their keys to the truck inside the house. So they tried to break back in.
But Rachel and the others had locked the doors and called 911.
By then, witnesses started gathering outside and had plenty of time to get a good description of the men as they ran away from scene.
Deputies picked them up hours later at a local motel.
"It certainly wasn't bright on their part to leave the keys inside the residence," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
They never watched TV? That is why the bad guys always hire a getaway driver!
They might have kept the keys in their pants pockets, but then, the pants would have fallen down.
The writer has an interesting grasp of grammar.
Won't work. These victims are not much of a fighter type. At most they will spit at the burglars.
Keys, keys they're good for your truck. If you don't have keys, .....
“Keys, keys, they’re good for your car. If you don’t have keys, you won’t go far.
Keys, keys they’re good for your truck. If you don’t have keys, .....”
you will be stuck
you is dumbstruck
its just a truck
you ain’t no buck
My name ain’t Laz
Good that the victims locked the door so quickly. In many cases, people would not have acted so quickly and they would have faced the bad guys again. Having worked in a bank, that was always a big part of the training to lock the door after teh robbery just in case.
Is this really the current state of journalism? It's like a 13 year old girl wrote this. "I mean it! They pointed the guns right AT them!!!"