LAKE CITY, Fla. -- In the early morning hours Friday, an officer with the Lake City Police Department saw a sweaty, half-dressed teen walking down the street wearing a backpack.
The police officer also saw he was carrying a speaker box with him as well, according to a news release from Lake City Police Department Public Information Officer Steve Shaw.
Shaw said the teen was walking north on Ermine Street wearing shorts with no shirt and sweating profusely shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
Police asked the teen, identified as 17-year-old Austin Roberts, if they could look inside his backpack. Roberts agreed to the search.
Inside the backpack police found three GPS units, three cell phones, three knives, one XM radio and a flashlight.
When police asked Roberts where he got the electronic equipment, Shaw said, he admitted he had stolen them from unlocked vehicles.
Roberts was placed under arrest and the items were returned to the three separate owners they were taken from, Shaw said.
Robert was booked into the Columbia County Jail on charges of felony burglary of an occupied structure or conveyance and three counts of misdemeanor charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure or conveyance.
First Coast News