August 31, 2008
Lorenzo Knight - Alleged Burglar Hides In Portable Toilet. Victim Finds Burglar And Tips Toilet Over. That’s When Things Get Messy
Tampa, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Lorenzo Earl Knight, a 22-year-old Florida man was arrested on burglary and theft charges after police say he broke into a vehicle and then hid in a nearby portable toilet. Before police arrived however, Mr. Knight discovered why a port-a-potty is the last place a burglar wants to hide.
Investigators say the incident began when Lorenzo Knight broke into a 1999 Ford F-150 in a mall parking lot Saturday and allegedly stole a $500 digital camera along with it's owner's manual.
Knight was attempting to break into a 2nd truck, when the automobile's owner and a friend spotted him and gave chase, according to the police report.
Knight fled the scene to a nearby construction site and attempted to hide in a portable toilet that was also on the site. The truck's owner and his friend soon caught up to Knight and tipped the portable toilet over, trapping Knight inside the toilet until police could arrive.
When officers arrived, they found Knight still inside the toilet, soaking wet in the toilet's contents. Authorities also recovered a screwdriver that Knight used to jimmy the truck's lock and a shoe he left at the scene, according to Tampa Police.
Knight was arrested on the "spot" and charged with two counts of burglary and one count of grand theft. He was booked into the Orient Road Jail and then released Sunday morning after posting a $6,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
I'm thinking I'd opt out on wanting that camera back. It might have come in handy for snapping a picture or two of Knight when he came out of that portable though. Thankfully Tampa police furnished Knight with a fresh, clean t-shirt for the mug shot. The picture might have turned out rather "crappy" if they didn't.
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