Tuesday morning feel good stories

| May 22, 2018 | 4 Comments

From Gifford, Florida;

A man who said his home had been broken into used his video surveillance system and a handgun to find and apprehend the accused burglar Sunday.

“I checked my cameras and saw this young man moving stuff and taking stuff out of my yard,” said Elijah Lofton, who drove a short distance from his home and saw someone walking along 26th Avenue dressed just like the man he saw in the video.

About 4:15 p.m., a woman called the Indian River Sheriff’s Office about an altercation between Lofton and the man, who deputies later identified as 43-year-old Kevin Antonio Odom, in the 4400 block of 26th.

“I drove down here to talk with him about it and he took a swing at me,” said Lofton, 55. “He tried to run. I caught up with him.”

When he did, Lofton brandished a handgun and ordered Odom to stay until the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrived. Lofton said he is a concealed carry weapon permit holder.

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  1. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Damn! No “D”s this morning. Guess you can’t have everything, every day. (sigh….)

  2. STGSN says:

    I like that “we had a little altercation” part… while it apparently wasn’t enough of an “altercation” to require the services of the Medical Examiner, it was sufficient to detain the burglar until the deputies arrived.
    Note that the perp wasn’t exactly sitting up straight in the back seat of that cruiser, either. Perhaps he got a little “adjustment” during the “altercation”?
    Glad that Mr. Lofton made it back home in one piece.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    “…moving stuff and taking stuff out of my yard…”

    Hey, if that Odom twerp wants to collect other peoples’ junk, he can have the stuff I put in the trash every week. Happy to part with it. He sounds like a hoarder to me.

  4. CCO says:

    Good news! Homeless man now has a place to stay.

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