IMMOKALEE, Fla -- A burglar is busted trying to sell jewelry he stole from an Immokalee home.
But, there's a twist. The store manager he tried to sell to is the same woman he's accused of stealing from.
Olga Vargas sees a lot of jewelry as the manager of Garrido Jewelry in Immokalee, but she never thought she'd see her own jewelry like she did Monday afternoon.
The suspect, 33-year-old Nathaniel Coleman walked into Garrido Jewelry with a handful of rings, necklaces and bracelets and handed it over to the manager. Little did he know he was about to be caught red handed.
"I waited until he took everything out and that's when I realized they were my jewelry. I told him I wasn't going to give him any money because the jewels were mine."
Vargas immediately called her husband, locked the front door with a remote switch and waited for police to arrive.
"He started crying and screaming don't call them," Vargas said.
Vargas lives less than ten minutes from the jewelry store she works at and says when she left for work earlier that day, everything was in order.
"The cops went to my house with my husband and they saw the back door had been broken and everything in the closet was all over the house," says Vargas.
A bizarre situation, but now something Vargas and her family can look back on and laugh.
Vargas says, "At first I was scared, but after it all ended I thought it was kind of funny the thief tired to sell me back my own jewelry."
Coleman is charged with defrauding a pawn broker, dealing in stolen property and grand theft, which are all three felony charges.