When at first they did not succeed, they tried again. And again. And again.
It was around 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 when three people tried to force their way into Steinbrenner High School, 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The three men “were determined” to get into the building, using whatever they could find to try to break the windows, according to the sheriff’s office. However, they were not successful.
Surveillance video provided by the sheriff’s office shows the three people around a white car, and approaching the building. They started kicking at the doors and slamming items against the windows. The three people even back and forth from the car several times, coming back with new items in hand.
At one point, they try to throw a bicycle wheel and seat against the window.
They even threw beverage cans, which broke open and spilled all over the concrete rather than breaking the glass.
The video shows the attempts lasted several minutes.
The sheriff’s office describes the people in the video as three men between 18 and 22 years, weighing between 150 and 160 pounds, and about 5-feet 8-inches tall or 5-feet 9-inches tall.
One of the men had short brown hair and a medium build, another has dark hair and is unshaven and the third had short, black hair, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies believe the vehicle in the video is a white, four-door sedan, possibly a BMW.
Even though they did not get inside, they did manage to cause at least $2,500 in damage to the window panes and door in the process, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with information on the suspects can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or make an anonymous report online at www.crimestopperstb.com.