Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives have tossed a beauzeau in the jug for stealing a car, crashing it into another, and breaking into the Grove City Fire Station.
The suspect stole a $4,000 fire engine radio scanner, broke into a Jeep and made free with its keys.
"They have lotsh of shcanners like it. They wont mish thish one."
Ryan James Gros, 33, was read his rights Thursday night.
The crime spree began when CCSO received a call at 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning reporting that Gros had left a party in Grove City with another person.
That person reportedly left Gros inside their vehicle while they returned to the party to retreive a forgotten item.
Gros then drove off and struck a parked car alongside the roadway and continued driving while having had one over the eight.
At 3:00 p.m., deputies located the car three blocks from the Grove City Fire Station in the middle of the road. It had nothing left to fuel its motion.
Gros was run to earth around 7:00 p.m. and transported to the CCSO Englewood office for questioning.
"Ya got me fair and square, coppers."
He told deputies that he did not remember what happened due to having three sheets to the wind. He did say he remembered stopping at the fire station and somehow obtaining the scanner but he was unsure if he actually entered the fire station or took the radio from outside the station.
Gros has been booked for grand theft auto, burglary to a structure, burglary to a conveyance, grand theft, and petit theft.
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