SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota Police Department arrested and charged Michael Scott Barwick, 53, of 507 Kumquat Court, with felony burglary after officers say he stole a lawnmower with the use of a bicycle.
Officers say on Sunday, a neighbor saw Barwick entering the carport of a home. The neighbor told officers Barwick walked from the road to his neighbor’s carport. A few minutes later, Barwick was seen walking from the carport pushing what was believed to be a lawnmower.
Officers say Barwick then tied the mower to a string from his bicycle. Barwick left the area and the neighbor called the police. Officers caught up with Barwick and had him return to the scene of the crime and the owner told officers he did not give Barwick permission to enter his property and take his lawnmower.