OKEECHOBEE — While he working on Burger King property last week, a man’s Jeep was stolen.
The owner of the vehicle explained to City Police Officer Ramon Liberato that he had left the keys on the floor board of the driver’s side of the unlocked vehicle. He said was certain the Jeep had not been repossessed because it was paid off. The man told the officer he kept a loaded 45 caliber pistol in the vehicle. Also in the vehicle was a TopCon Rotating laser with a value of $600.
As the two men were talking, the vehicle owner looked up to see his Jeep heading westbound on State Road 70 East. Liberato was able to get behind the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop.
Lisa Jean Moore, 51, Southeast Sixth Avenue, reportedly told officers she rented the vehicle for $15 for the day in order to drive around town. The report notes Moore was wearing Costa sunglasses belonging to the vehicle owner which had been ripped off a strap attached to the sun visor.
Moore was arrested on Jan. 14 at approximately 5:00 p.m. and charged with grand theft auto and petit theft. Bond was set at $5,500.