VIDEO: Kite Thief From North Carolina Arrested In Cocoa Beach, Thanks To Surfer Community
By Mike Magnoli, FOX 35 // December 27, 2018
suspect's ID has not been released
ABOVE VIDEO: Authorities say a kite surfer caught a suspected burglar with stolen goods, plucked from his pal’s shop just blocks away.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Authorities say a kite surfer caught a suspected burglar with stolen goods, plucked from his pal’s shop just blocks away.
It started with a smash-and-grab incident at Ron Jon Kiteboarding, off of A1A in Cocoa Beach. Cocoa Beach Police responded and took a report about the burglary, and then they received a call from the beach, from Romann Chavannes.
Chavannes knew there had been a smash-and-grab, so he was immediately suspicious when a guy came up to him, asking him if he wanted to buy a kite.
“There was a particular brand of kites that were stolen, and that was exactly the kind of brand this gentleman was trying to get me to buy, so I asked him to see it,” Chavannes said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE ON FOX 35
CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS