It looks like these dudes from Broward County got a bad luck fortune cookie.
On Tuesday afternoon, Melbourne Police Department issued a BOLO (an advisory to law enforcement to be on the lookout) for suspects who reportedly stole a $1,000 digital camera and jewelry worth over $500 from a Melbourne home. Witnesses to the heist were able to provide police with a description of the suspects and their vehicle, a Chevrolet Traverse with Tennessee license plates, according to an arrest affidavit from the Martin County Sheriff's office.
According to the arrest affidavit:
A short time later a Martin County Sheriff's deputy spotted the car, registered to Hertz Rental Company in Fort Lauderdale, traveling south on I-95 near Palm City and made a traffic stop.
In plain view inside the car: Shards of broken glass consistent with with glass from a residential slider and a Nikon camera matching the description of the one stolen.
After getting a search warrant for the car, deputies found jewelry — hidden inside a takeout plate of Chinese food on the front console — along with some pot in a plastic bag under a seat.
Busted: Michael Lashon King, 19, of Lauderhill, the driver, and passengers Henry Lee Mims, 20, of Lauderhill, and Lavretzky Mike Dareus, 18, of Sunrise were all taken into custody and charged with grand theft. A 17-year-old was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and grand theft, according to records.
King and Mims are currently on felony probation for arm carjacking, the record stated.
And that's the way the fortune cookie crumbles.
Photos: Henry Lee Mims (l); Lavretzky Mike Dareus (c); Michael Lashon King (bottom)
Martin County Sheriff's Office
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