MIAMI HERALD – A Florida man allegedly stole “personal care” items from a Target on Monday evening, and the embarrassing arrest was all caught on bodycam, local police say.
According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the store in Palm Coast, about a half hour north of Daytona Beach, around 6 p.m. in reference to a theft.
The suspect was driving a white pickup matching the vehicle description given by loss prevention officers; the Flagler Sheriff’s Communications Section advised deputies that the car’s owner, David Romero, had a felony warrant out for his arrest in Putnam County for third-degree grand theft.
As Romero was just about to reverse out of the parking lot, they pulled up and told him to step out of the vehicle. Bodycam footage posted on the sheriff’s Facebook page shows the tense interaction.
“Step away from the truck,” a deputy yells. Another deputy then orders Romero in Spanish: “Anda por atras! Ven para aca!” (Walk back! Come here!)
Romero complies, placing his arms behind his back as he is cuffed, the bodycam shows.
While placing the defendant in their patrol car, “a pink vibrating device fell out of Romero’s pants … ”