November 20, 2011
Pensacola, Fla. (The Weekly Vice) - Jeffrey Lewis Scott, a 32-year-old 'Occupy Pensacola' protester was jailed Thursday after he allegedly broke into his neighbor's house, stole his furniture and then used the stolen items at an Occupy Pensacola protest rally.
According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, the owner of a rental property called deputies after he noticed several items of furniture missing from his home - some of which appeared to be in the back of his neighbor's van.
The victim, identified as Ned English, told deputies that he noticed several cushions in the back of Scott's van that matched a sofa that had been missing from the home since Nov. 11.
When deputies walked next door and questioned Scott about the stolen furniture, Scott reportedly admitted to the theft.
"Yes, I took the furniture," said Scott. "I was going to give it back, but I haven't had a chance to."
Scott, who has been nic-named "Braveheart" by other protesters, told deputies that he entered the home through a back window and took several pieces of furniture.
Of the stolen items, investigators found four chairs, three cushions and four pillows inside Scott's home. The remaining stolen items were found outside the Pensacola City Hall where the Occupy Pensacola camp has been established.
The victim told deputies that he first noticed several items stolen on November 11, but didn't call police at that time. Instead, he left a note on the back window of the home stating that he would like the stolen items returned and that he knew who they were.
On November 18, the owner returned to find more items stolen from the home. The note he had left had been removed and placed on the kitchen counter.
Scott was booked into the Escambia County Jail on charges of grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. His bond has been set at $20,000.
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