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Hillsborough deputies catch barefoot burglary suspect in Valrico

VALRICO — Hillsborough sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old man after they saw him walking barefoot and pushing a motorized scooter early Friday morning.

When questioned at 3 a.m., Morgan Ray Deblock admitted he had just stolen the scooter from a driveway around the corner from Natures Way Boulevard and Springvale Drive, deputies said. He said that he had committed at least 100 auto burglaries in the past month and attempted more than 500 burglaries, the Sheriff's Office said.

Deblock, who has no permanent address, is charged with seven counts of vehicle burglary, six counts of theft, possession of burglary tools and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He was being held Friday in a Hillsborough County jail in lieu of $20,500 bail. Additional charges are pending.

Hillsborough deputies catch barefoot burglary suspect in Valrico 06/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 11:06pm]
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