Not so cocky now are you?
A group of four very cocky young thieves were so excited with their latest score they decided to make a video with the ill-gotten cash, jewelry and luxury vehicle. When detectives found the video in the car the suspects fled after an accident, they had little trouble identifying and then arresting them.
The video released by the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office shows the four young men bragging about their “big safe” in the backseat. Some of the boys also wore multiple valuable rings on their fingers and flashed them for the camera.
The video then cuts to two suspects with their hands full of crisp bills.
“We’ve got to make a video of this,” one suspect says as they start counting the stack of $20 and $100 bills. “Where the hundreds? Where the blue hundreds?”
We’ve got to make a video of this.
They later toss the cash onto the leather seats of the car, which was at least better than leaving several hundreds of dollars lying on the ground as they bragged about how much they took.
The four thieves may have had good reason to feel cocky, because authorities allege they may have been involved in 25 residential burglaries in Oakland Park, Fla. They are also suspected of being involved in stealing and burglarizing cars, police said.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
A group of cocky Florida thieves were arrested after they filmed themselves with items they took inside a stolen vehicle, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reports.
The young men recently stole a camcorder from their latest heist that they used it to film themselves for a production that later led to their demise. After filming the video they then drove the stolen car in Ft. Lauderdale and got into an accident, police said.
Officers discovered the stolen items and traced them to residential burglaries in Boca Raton and Oakland Park. When viewing the video, detectives with the sheriff’s office recognized the four braggadocio burglars.
Police did not release the names of the 18-year-old and three juveniles. They were charged with burglary, grand theft and other crimes.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.