In Marion County last Wednesday, a man held a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint after he reportedly caught the teen inside his Jaguar attempting to steal credit cards and jewelry. The man held the teen at gunpoint, while he called the cops and remained there until deputies arrived.
Deputy Mike Mongeluzzo and his trainee responded to the burglary call. When they arrived, the teen was sitting in the driver’s seat of the Jaguar while the owner was pointing a gun at him.
The man told deputies that the firearm he was carrying was not his, but rather that he took the firearm from the boy and hit him with it. Mongeluzzo reported the left side of the teen’s head had blood on it.
Mongeluzzo arrested the boy and called for medical personnel. Upon searching the 17-year-old, Mongeluzzo reported that he did indeed find the credit cards that had the victim’s name on them, along with a watch and jewelry. An ambulance later transported the teen to a hospital for evaluation.
Once the boy was released from the hospital, he was taken to a district office where he was interviewed by O’Cull. It was there that the teenager confessed to not only stealing from the man’s car but also burglarizing numerous vehicles in the area and stealing electronics, cash, and a gun, according to the sheriff’s report.
The teen faces multiple charges, including grand theft, assault with intent to commit a felony, armed burglary and burglary.