A Florida man has been arrested after stealing 60 sets of keys from an auto dealership and chose to drive off in a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck.
Police responded Friday to a burglary report at LG Auto Sales located in Boyton Beach, where the suspect, identified as Gino Puglisi, 52, allegedly stole property estimated to be worth around $36,500, WPTV reported.
According to Boynton Beach police, Puglisi also made off with a 45-inch Samsung TV valued at $1,500, two Dell laptops valued at $1,000 each, and $3,000 worth of wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers — along with the 60 sets of keys and truck.
Police spotted the stolen truck at around 12:50 p.m. on Friday, and an officer allegedly tried to flag down Puglisi, but the 52-year-old man kept driving.
Police say that a pursuit ensued until it was called off as Puglisi continued at high rate of speed.
The 52-year-old man then crashed the truck into an office building, fled the scene, and was taken into custody by police after he was found pretending to be grilling on a porch at a nearby apartment.
Puglisi refused to talk to officers about the incident after he was arrested and is now facing charges of burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and criminal mischief.
Florida Man Steals Pickup Truck, Crashes, Pretends To Grill On Strangers Porch