Two accused of burgling buckets of Big Tim's barbecue sauce

Published July 20, 2016


Suspects arrested in BBQ sauce break-in

A man and woman are accused of breaking into Big Tim's Bar-B-Que on 34th Street S, pushing the owner and attempting to make off with two 5-gallon buckets of barbecue sauce, according to arrest reports.

India Maurisha Kyler, 31, of Tierra Verde faces a charge of burglary; Jarquez G. Long, 33, of St. Petersburg faces charges of burglary (with assault or battery), possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended or revoked.

Investigators said they walked into an employee entrance about 8 p.m. July 11.

Arrest reports indicate Kyler worked at the restaurant more than two years ago. She told the owner, "This is our sauce," and Long tried to take it, police said. Kyler, arguing with the owner, then poured the sauce on the floor, according to the reports.

The owner used pepper spray on Long after he tried to push her, punch her and put her in a choke hold, according to investigators. When officers caught up to Long in a traffic stop, police said, he was found to have a suspended license and was carrying a little more than a tenth of an ounce of marijuana.


Police say man kicked his way out of restroom

A Kentucky man is facing a charge of criminal mischief after he kicked down the restroom door at a bar on Central Avenue, according to an arrest report.

Edward Glenn, 24, locked himself in a bathroom at Caddy's on Central shortly before 3 a.m. July 17, police said.

"Instead of unlocking it to get out, (he) began kicking the door from the inside," an officer wrote in the arrest report. Glenn, who is listed in the report as 6-feet tall and 200 pounds, eventually broke the lock and "shattered" the door frame, police said. Investigators estimated he caused between $300 and $400 in damage.


Report: She took wallet, 'didn't trust' workers

A woman who took a wallet someone had left on a shirt rack at Wings on Gulf Boulevard later told deputies she had planned to turn it in, according to an arrest report.

Teresa Mogianesi, 62, of Port Richey faces a charge of petit theft. A deputy said she pocketed the wallet about 12:35 p.m. July 15. He later saw her at the Postcard Inn. When confronted, Mogianesi said she "should have called" and "didn't trust the employees at Wings," according to the report.

The deputy did not believe her story, and Mogianesi was arrested about 5:30 p.m.

Zachary T. Sampson, Times staff writer