MANATEE -- A 23-year-old man was arrested after a witness saw him trying to break into several cars in a Bradenton neighborhood, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 1:50 a.m. Friday, the witness saw James Patrick Walsh trying to open multiple car doors in the 5900 block of Palm Drive, according to a news release.
Deputies arrived and Walsh fled on a bicycle. A perimeter was established, and deputies found Walsh almost a half-mile away.
During an interview, Walsh admitted to trying to break into the cars. A police dog also tracked right to where Walsh was stopped, according to the sheriff's office.
Never miss a local story.
Walsh, who is charged with three counts of burglary, was being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $15,000.