PINELLAS PARK — Mitchell Boyle was apparently trying to find the bright side after his arrest Sunday on allegations that he stole metal spikes from a Pinellas Park railroad track.
Tuesday morning, he took to Facebook to share his thoughts.
"Well, at least im out of jail ..." read the post on his personal timeline.
When a friend asked if it was worth it, Boyle's written reply was simple.
Pinellas Park police arrested Boyle, and another man, William Hahn, both 24, after they were found Sunday night removing the spikes from a set of CSX tracks near Stonecrest Apartments at 5290 70th Ave., police said.
An employee of the apartment complex saw Boyle and Hahn walking in a wooded area near the tracks and phoned police about 6:11 p.m., authorities said. When officers found the two men with the spikes, they asked if they intended to sell the items as scrap metal.
"They were specifically asked if it was for scrap and they denied that it was for that," said Sgt. Brian Unmisig. "There is not really a clear indication of what they were going to use them for."
Boyle and Hahn were each booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of interfering with a railroad track.
Both were released Monday evening.