Skip to comments.Suspected New Port Richey squatter accused of bank robbery
Posted on 05/06/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT by I still care
NEW PORT RICHEY --
The man accused of squatting in an out-of-town Army veterans New Port Richey home has been arrested yet again.
This time, police said 42-year-old Julio Ortiz is one of several suspects behind a bank robbery Monday morning.
Police said Ortiz used his girlfriend, Fatima Cardosos Honda Accord as the getaway car, after holding up a Wells Fargo bank on Massachusetts Avenue.
Police said a tip quickly came in leading them right to the car, which was parked in front of a home on Greenwood Street.
Police said Ortiz had been living there, ever since leaving his former place of residence in Veterans Village.
Ortiz and Cardoso are accused of squatting at that home from last December until the end of April.
While the Pasco Sheriffs Office couldnt legally remove them, the pair was pressured to leave by multiple veterans organizations.
Deputies then arrested both Ortiz and Cardoso a few days later for grand theft, saying they stole utilities during their stay.
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Did you see this?
They must have run out of ‘found’ money.
Here is the original article posted here.
And one more:
Why rob a bank when you don’t have any rent to pay?
Waiting for the people to come on here and say that the cops can’t do anything about it because the owner of the money told him it was ok for him to have it.
No, but you have to admit the coppers haven’t made much of an effort to keep this guy in jail.
What kinda bond will they let him out on this time? $500.00??
Remember, it’s not the cops that KEEP the guy in jail - it’s the courts! But actually they are pretty tough here. I happen to know the sheriff, he’s a great person - he got a bad rap on this, but you notice the guy has been arrested at least twice since he pulled this.
Laws in FL are alternately tougher and weirder because of the population we have. We have a republican legislature but a lot of ethnic towns (latino) and a lot of poverty stricken folks, some homeless and disabled. Recently many folks have lost their houses - I had three friends foreclosed on since Obama became president, and I never had that happen to anyone I knew before. So it is not too hard to “squat”, believe it or not, but I’ve known people to practically have the key thrown away for very small things. And bails can be very high.
That is one reason the laws seem schizo here - witness the Zimmerman debacle - the laws and police are conservative - see how the prejudice was for a person protecting himself in an area frequented by thugs - but how fast the minorities were able to come in and set up a huge messy circus using the press and corrupt politicians.
The answer to this thing is at a legislative level.