September 29, 2023

A 71-year-old man was arrested for trespassing after he allegedly broken the windshield of a car belonging to one among his neighbors.

Police responded to an undisclosed residence in Fruitland Park in reference to a trespass criticism at about 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, in response to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Previous to their arrival, police have been notified that the suspect, Rodney Floyd Burris, had already been trespassed from the property on February 25 of this 12 months.

As soon as on the scene, the officer spoke with a male sufferer in regards to the incident, which occurred at about 11:00 p.m.

The sufferer stated he heard a loud bang coming from the carport space of his residence and that his cellphone alerted him to movement detected close to the entrance of the house. The sufferer went exterior to test the world and noticed that the entrance windshield of a car within the carport had been broken.

Rodney Floyd Burris

The sufferer checked surveillance video and noticed Burris strolling onto the property close to the entrance of the car. After Burris is seen strolling onto the property, the digicam abruptly adjustments path. The sufferer says he believes that Burris purposefully moved it.

A short while later, a protracted bang might be heard over the digicam, and Burris was seen strolling again to his residence, in response to the report.

Throughout an interview with Burris, who was standing in his driveway, the deputy famous that Burris had a powerful odor of alcohol emitting from his breath as he spoke. The deputy additionally seen that Burris had a small lower on his arm for which he refused medical consideration.

Whereas talking with deputies, Burris suggested that he obtained the cuts on his arm from falling in his residence. He went on to state that he understood that he was not allowed to be on the property from which he was trespassed.

After he was detained, Burris instructed police he solely went to the residence as a result of he was intoxicated. He additional suggested that the residence was in his and his spouse’s identify, nonetheless he has been dwelling at 234 Mum Drive.

Burris was charged with trespass after warning and he was transported to the Lake County Jail. He’s scheduled to seem in courtroom on September 20.