Bungling Florida couple who stole from Dollar General are arrested after calling 911 to HELP move ‘their’ belongings while squatting in someone else’s home – and give them ride to airport to flee to New York City
- Martin Gonzalez-Garcia and his girlfriend Ashializ Roldan-Oscacio were found at a house in Kissimmee, Florida, after they called 911 but didn’t say anything
- The pair told officers they were the ones who made the 911 call, and that they’d made it to get help moving their belongings to the airport
- Gonzalez-Garcia and Roldan-Oscacio admitted to breaking into the house, saying they did so because they were cold
- They were both charged with burglary of a residence, and Gonzalez-Garcia was charged for with theft for an incident at a Dollar General earlier that day
Two bungling burglars in Florida were arrested after one of them made a 911 call to ask police to help them move their belongings from a home they had broken into.
On December 29, deputies found Martin Gonzalez-Garcia and his girlfriend Ashializ Roldan-Oscacio inside a home in Kissimmee – which was not theirs – after a blank 911 call was made.
The couple had entered the home through an unlocked door after stealing $138.50 worth of earphones, headsets, and a cellphone from a nearby Dollar General store in Poinciana, Florida.
Deputies found Martin Gonzalez-Garcia and his girlfriend Ashializ Roldan-Oscacio inside a home in Kissimmee, Florida
Deputies had been searching for the pair following the store robbery – but while talking to cops, Roldan-Oscacio told them that she had called 911 for the purpose of having law enforcement help them move their belongings from the property they were squatting in.
They also wanted to get a ride to the airport so they could spend the weekend in New York, the sheriff’s office said.
‘Deputies DID help them with their belongings, and DID give them a ride, but it wasn’t to the airport … it was to the Polk Pokey,’ Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
‘And they are welcome to stay there all weekend long. The Polk Pokey is much better than New York anyway.’
At the scene officers found a black back containing a marijuana grinder, which they determined contained cannabis.
Gonzalez-Garcia confessed to the burglary at the Dollar General, telling police he needed items to sell to earn money.
According to an arrest affidavit seen by DailyMail.com: ‘Martin removed 5 boxes of earphones which were valued at $15.50 for each. Martin removed 1 new Bluetooth headset which was valued at $12.00. Martin removed an AT&T cellphone which is valued at $49.00 from the cellphone cabinet by prying opening the door.’
‘Martin stated he knew what he did was wrong, but needed the money,’ the affidavit read.
He told officers he his girlfriend had broken into the home to get out of the cold and ‘they needed to find a place to stay for the night.’
Officers contacted the realtor in charge of the property, who said he had not given the suspects permission to be there, and that he did not know them.
Gonzalez-Garcia was charged with burglary and theft related to the store and also burglary of a residence.
Roldan-Oscacio was charged with burglary of a residence, according to the sheriff’s office.
Commenters on the Sheriff’s office post were amused by the story, with numerous agreeing with a comment saying: ‘You can’t make this stuff up!
‘I didn’t know the motto was “Serve, Protect, and Help Move Your Stuff.” Florida has some well-rounded police departments,’ another user added.