An Orlando man burglarized vehicles in The Vineyards and then ordered a Lyft as his getaway, detectives say.
But instead Markinson Telusnord, 19, got a lift from deputies to the Collier County jail.
Telusnord was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft and petty theft in connection with two early morning vehicle burglaries in the development bordering Vanderbilt Beach and Pine Ridge roads.
Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports gave this account:
Around 1:30 a.m. deputies, including K9 and Aviation units, responded to a report of car alarms going off in the area of Tuscana Court. It was the same area where multiple vehicle burglaries were reported the night before.
Further investigation by deputies revealed two unlocked vehicles had been entered, one on Tuscana Court and another on Montelina Circle, and items had been taken from inside including cash, credit cards and personal identification cards.
A K9 deputy spotted Telusnord walking along Vineyards Boulevard near the area where the car alarms were reported. Deputies detained Telusnord and he was found to be in possession of credit cards belonging to one of the car burglary victims.
While he was being detained by deputies a Lyft driver arrived on scene to pick him up. Detectives said Telusnord had used his cell phone to order a trip on the ride-sharing app using a credit card belonging to one of the victims. When deputies went to talk to the victim she told them that she had just checked her credit card account and it showed a $5 cancellation fee from Lyft.
Telusnord was taken into custody and transported to the jail for booking on the felony and misdemeanor charges.
Detectives are looking whether Telusnord is connected to other similar break-ins in the area.