A Florida man reportedly stole a toy car at gunpoint. Efrain Burgos-Delgado has been arrested for robbing a teen with a gun, and stealing his remote-controlled car and cell phone.
Osecola County Sheriffs report that the man approached the teenage boy, on April 6, with a gun and demanded that he turn over his toy car. Burgos-Delgado reportedly took the car and fled the scene, but returned shortly thereafter to take the boy’s cell phone.
The man fled on foot and did not return a third time. The 16-year-old boy reported the armed robbery to the Osecola County Sheriff’s department, who investigated the crime.
In a news release, the sheriff’s department stated that their investigation eventually led to the arrest of Burgos-Delgado.
The 36-year-old man was arrested on two counts of felony Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Intent to Commit a Felony, False Imprisonment, Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Petty Theft, and misdemeanor Resisting Arrest — non-violent.
As reported by the Huffington Post, Burgos-Delgado admitted stealing the toy car at gunpoint. He stated that he sold the remote controlled car, and used the money to buy drugs. Police say that Efrain Burgos-Delgado was cooperative during questioning after initially resisting arrest. The boy’s cell phone was still in Burgos-Delgado’s possession and was returned.
Remote controlled cars are thought of as toys, but can cost up to several thousand dollars, depending on the model, size, and materials.The most expensive models are 1/5 scale and run on gasoline according to Google.
The police did not mention the value of the toy car stolen at gunpoint, but it was sold for enough money to buy drugs.
Burgos-Delgado is currently being held in the Osceola County Jail on $9,500 bond. He was determined indigent by the Oscola County Court and has been appointed a public defender.
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