(POLK COUNTY, FLA) — Two people were arrested and charged with burglary after one of them called police to ‘assist in moving their belongings’ from a house they were robbing.
Deputies responded to a residence Saturday after a 911 call was made, but no one spoke. Upon arrival to the home, which was not resided, deputies discovered a male suspect, Martin, and his girlfriend, Liz, that broke into the residence through an unlocked door, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were searching for Martin after a Dollar General store in Poinciana was burglarized at around 1 a.m. Saturday, recognizing the suspect from security footage.
Martin was arrested and charged with burglary and theft for the Dollar General heist, and charged with burglary of a residence. Liz was also arrested and charged with burglary of a residence.
The female suspect confessed to deputies she “called 911 for the purpose of having law enforcement assist her and Martin with moving their belongings from the house, and they were trying to get a ride to the airport, because they wanted to go to New York for the weekend,” said the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
“Deputies DID help them with their belongings, and DID give them a ride, but it wasn’t to the airport…it was to the Polk Pokey,” deputies said. “And they are welcome to stay there all weekend long. The Polk Pokey is much better than New York anyway.”