PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 56-year-old, homeless, Port Charlotte man who threw a 12-inch ceramic flower pot through a glass window, injuring a man in a wheelchair inside the home. Stephan Leslie Flinders was arrested for Throwing a Deadly Missile into a Dwelling, and Battery.
CCSO deputies responded to the call from a neighborhood witness Saturday at 11:32 a.m. who said she saw a man in the carport at 2226 Hayworth Road who was yelling at someone in the house, broke the window with a flower pot, then fled on a bicycle. Deputies talked to the victim, 41, who said Flinders came to his home and he opened his window to talk to him. Flinders was demanding he give the victim’s girlfriend’s disability checks to him. The victim said he did not have any such checks and closed the window. Flinders then used his fist to smash one of the window panes. He then picked up the flower pot and threw it through the window. The pot missed the victim but flying pieces of glass caused small lacerations to his left knee. He refused medical treatment.
A BOLO was issued and around 4:30 p.m. road deputies located Flinders, arrested him, and transported him to the Charlotte County Jail. Flinders remains in jail on $12,000 bond.