Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies: Hudson man tunneled into convenience store for cigarettes and lottery tickets


Hedj hedj hejd hejd hejd hejd hedj

Deputies arrested a man Saturday night when, they say, he tunneled through the back wall of a convenience store to steal cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets.

Jason Wayne Wooten, 34, used a hammer to chisel through the brick wall of A-1 Discount Beverage at 13508 Hicks Road at about 11:30 p.m,, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Once inside, the report states, he grabbed several cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Deputies were called out to the store where they found Wooten trying to wriggle his way out of the hole he'd made and carrying a white trash bag full of loot, the report states.

Wooten, of Hudson, was arrested and taken to Land O'Lakes jail on a charge of burglary.

A-1 Discount Beverage has been broken into several times. The report states Wooten told deputies "he thought he could do the same and not get caught like everyone else."

Deputies: Hudson man tunneled into convenience store for cigarettes and lottery tickets 11/20/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Florida ranks high for workplace equality between men and women

    Working Life

    When it comes to the workplace, Florida ranks fifth in terms of gender equality, a WalletHub study released Tuesday found.

    Florida ranks high in terms of equality between men and women in the workplace. Pictured is Sandra Murman, county commissioner in 2015, talking about the differences in pay between men and women. | [Times file photo]
  2. Is Ed Sheeran sexy? An investigation

    Music & Concerts

    Start with the guitar. Guitars are sexy, right? Historically, anytime anyone straps on a guitar, it's only a matter of time before they come running.

    Ed Sheeran, who sold out three shows at Madison Square Garden last year, opened for Taylor Swift’s “Red” tour and now has a new album called “x” (as in multiply), at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, June 14, 2014.  ?  I don?  t look like your typical pop star,?   says the pint-size 23-year-old British folk singer with a mop of red hair and an unassuming mien. ?  I don?  t sing songs like your typical pop star.” (Jesse Dittmar/The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE JUNE 22, 2014.
  3. Dates and itinerary for Tampa City Council trip to Cuba finalized


    TAMPA — The dates are set and the itinerary is largely finalized for the Tampa City Council's first official trip to Cuba since the Cuban Revolution.

    Tampa City Council Chairwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin will be a part of the city council delegation to Cuba this October. [Credit: City of Tampa]
  4. Survey: Few consumers shop for lower prices on health care


    Despite having more financial "skin in the game" than ever, many consumers don't make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found.

    Photo illustration. []
  5. And the most-searched NFL player in Florida is ...


    The Bucs just faced the Jacksonville Jaguars in preseason, and open their 2017 season at the Miami Dolphins. So with the state's NFL competition ahead of and just behind the Bucs, who do you think is the NFL player most searched on Google by Floridians?

    Fans react with excitement moments after the Bucs announce their first-round pick at the team's 2016 NFL draft party. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]