FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested two teen suspects on burglary charges after they were discovered eating Ramen Noodles and Popsicles in someone else's home.
The victim arrived at the residence on the 17000 block of Laurel Valley Rd. around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, and could not unlock the front door because someone had used the chain lock. Through the small opening, he could see the teen suspects in his kitchen. The homeowner forced the door open and yelled at the suspects to stay put. They ran out the back door, and he chased after, but lost track of them.
The victim said in addition to Ramen Noodles on the stove top and Popsicle containers near the bedroom, it was obvious that items had been gone through, and that several things were out of place.
The suspects had obviously smashed the small windows out near the back of the residence, in order to reach the deadbolt. The homeowner said plywood that had previously blocked the back door outside, and a mattress that blocked the back door from the inside, had been moved.
While canvassing the area, one deputy recognized the 14-year-old and 15-year-old boys from previously dealing with them. They matched the physical descriptions given by the homeowner. The victim was taken to where the teens were, where he positively identified the suspects.
The boys were interviewed and subsequently arrested on burglary and larceny charges.