MADISON CO., Fla. -- A man was on a three-wheeled bicycle was arrested after his coat—or lack thereof—gave him away, according to Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart.
The incident happened an hour before midnight on January 17. Madison Sheriff's officials were patrolling the area of Bentley Street when they saw the suspect. They say the man was dressed in all black clothing and riding a the bicycle, which had a large basket in the back.
Officials attempted to stop the suspect after they noticed the temperature was 44 degrees and the suspect was holding, rather than wearing, his jacket.The suspect reportedly steered the bike behind a home, got out, and walked away. Officials ordered him to stop, and he complied, saying he lived at the home.
The Sheriff's officials say the man was carrying air conditioner coils that appeared to be taken from an A/C unit, latex gloves, a tire tool, a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers. He told officials that he had taken the A/C parts and some copper from a burned down house that belonged to his father.
Investigators later determined that the burned down house wasn't owned by his father and that he didn't live at the house where he was stopped. He refused to tell deputies where he lived.
The suspect, 18-year-old Davion McDaniel, is charged with loitering and prowling and possession of burglary tools. McDaniel is a Lee, Florida resident.