Police Arrest Christopher Monnin of Palm Bay, Accused of Stealing, Sexually Gratifying Himself with Pool Floats
By Chris Bonanno, Senior Editor & Reporter // June 15, 2019
charged with one count each of occupied residential burglary and petit theft
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police in Palm Bay have charged a man after they say he stole roughly 75 pool floats, which the suspect says he used to sexually gratify himself with.
Christopher Monnin, 35, has been charged with one count each of occupied residential burglary and petit theft.
According to an arrest affidavit from the Palm Bay Police Department, police encountered the suspect just before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.
When they met up with him, they say he had a white garbage full of deflated pool floats.
Police say the suspect told them that he’d scaled a fence by putting his foot on a ledge to get to a residence’s pool area.
He added that though he had taken multiple pool floats that he specifically remembered taking a bacon-shaped pool float from the residence in question and that he kept it at a vacant residence across from where he lived on the 1800 block of Radcliff St.
The suspect also allegedly told police that he sexually gratifies himself with the floats and does that instead of raping women.
Police added that they have received 13 complaints over the past 7 months of pool floats being stolen from residents’ backyards either by cutting holes in their patio screen or through other ways.
They also noted that multiple victims have reported being burglarized several times by the suspect but that they only reported it after it happened a second or third time.
The suspect was booked into the Brevard County Jail on $500 bond.
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