LAKELAND, FL — A "bumbling" Florida burglar lost his shorts during a recent heist at a Hyundai dealership and Lakeland police are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down, preferably with his shorts back on.
"Can you help identify this not-so-smooth criminal," police said in releasing video of the Nov. 18 burglary Thursday. The incident took place around 9 p.m. at night. The dealership is located at 1430 W. Memorial Blvd.
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The crook used a fire extinguisher to break through a wall.
"Climbing in through the hole in the wall wasn’t as easy as he thought," police said. "He even lost his shorts on the way in. However he was able to make off with a generator and was last seen heading southbound on Brunnell Parkway."
To report a tip, call Detective Scott Hutton at 863.834.8969. Alternatively, or to remain anonymous call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida at 800-226-TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free "P3tips" mobile app.
Photo and video courtesy Lakeland Police Department