SARASOTA -- A man was arrested and charged with felony burglary on Tuesday after breaking into a home, speaking with a 13-year-old and stealing several electronics, wine, Doritos, Gatorade and half a Subway sandwich, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
A woman and her 13-year-old son were in their home Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Wisteria Street in Sarasota when Braxton L. Morgan, 27, came in through the unlocked lanai and removed four window panes from a back door, according to a release.
The victim was asleep and her son was in the home office on a computer, police said. Morgan opened the door to the office and told him, "stay here," according to the report.
The boy told officers he was startled, and after an hour he called 9-1-1.
Officers found that a TV, DVD player, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox controllers, Kindle Fire, HDMI cord, Lisabella wine, cool ranch Doritos, bottle of Gatorade and half a Subway sandwich were taken from the home. The suspect was no longer in the home when they arrived.
While officers were canvassing the area on Tuesday, Patrol Officer Jason Frank saw the missing window panes in a trash can across the street, according to a release. The home where the trash can was located is currently vacant.
Frank inspected the vacant home and found an unlocked rear door leading to the garage. Inside the garage was a bicycle and a TV, DVD player, XBox and a plastic bin with various games and a Kindle Fire. All items matched the ones stolen from across the street, police said.
Morgan was found in another room of the vacant home and taken into custody without incident, according to the report. An empty Subway bag, a Gatorade bottle, a corked bottle of Lisabella wine and cool ranch Doritos were also located in the room with Morgan.
The 13-year-old positively identified Morgan upon his arrest.
Morgan is charged with felony burglary of an occupied dwelling and trespassing in an unoccupied residence.