Toy theft results in arrest
|Michael Lee Brown, 36|
Holmes Beach Police arrested a man June 15 for stealing a stuffed toy, a Beanie Baby.
According to the HBPD, Michael Lee Brown, 36, of 6401 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, burglarized a vehicle and a residence in the 300 block of 65th Street, Holmes Beach.
Brown allegedly called a woman to say he had gone into her house without her knowledge. The burglaries occurred on June 14 at about 6 p.m.
When the HBPD first questioned Brown, he refused to talk. However, on June 15, Brown went to the HBPD office and said he had taken a Beanie Baby that he believed belonged to him from the victim's vehicle. He also told HBPD Officer Michael Leonard that he broke a lizard decoration inside the residence.
Brown was arrested and charged with burglary to a dwelling and burglary to a vehicle.
Mike Quinn is publisher of NewsManatee.com, a news partner with The Islander.