Xavier Inocencio Moran aged 25 is accused of using a baseball bat to break into Sally’s Beauty Supply to commit burglary. Fortunately, police had their job made significantly easier for them after Xavier was involved in an accident near Belvedere Road. Police were called to the scene, unaware of the burglary, and were told by Xavier that he had been cut off by the other driver and that the accident wasn’t his fault.
Better yet, he said, his dashcam footage could offer definitive prove that the other driver had caused the crash.
Xavier signed a consent form and released the dashcam to the police so they could search it for evidence. What they found, along with footage from the crash, was a recording of Xavier backing up into a parking space outside the beauty store. He can be seen taking a baseball bat out of his car and then using it to break the glass door leading into the shop which he entered and robbed.
Moran was arrested Tuesday this week for this and other crimes. During the arrest he attempted to flee the police. Despite being cuffed Xavier managed to jump a fence after which he attempted to hide in a bush. He was found shortly afterwards and taken into custody where he was charged with, amongst other things, resisting arrest without violence.
Moran was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery relating to a different incident where he threatened to kill his brother and parents with an assault rifle at the home where all four lived.
We can’t help but feel that Moran must feel pretty stupid knowing he had voluntarily signed over evidence of him committing a crime. We can’t imagine that his desperate attempt to escape helps that feeling either, considering he was found crouching in a bush not far from where he was confronted.
#FloridaMan involved in a single car accident allows cops to access his dashboard camera to prove he was cut off by another driver, old footage shows him breaking into a beauty supply store. Jail is the result - his 2nd felony arrest in less than a week: https://t.co/zQ9DR7BA6D— Starcasm (@starcasm) April 15, 2018
This isn’t the first time police have been helped by criminals who managed to record, and then willingly hand over, footage of themselves committing crimes. One woman who was arrested for domestic abuse had acquired thousands of hours of footage showing her physically and psychologically abusing her husband after she forced her partner to wear the device so she could keep him under her surveillance. When police arrested the woman the same footage was used to help convict her.