Caught on camera! The Lee County Sheriff’s Office caught a burglary in the act at the Pier 41 Marine boat dealership in Fort Myers on Friday.
LCSO’s aviation unit used state-of-the-art FLIR camera technology and was able to see the suspect, 54-year-old Humberto Diaz, walking from the business and moving two Yamaha lower units he had removed from boats.
Aviation directed deputies to Diaz’s location. He initially ran from them, but he was quickly apprehended after one deputy deployed a taser.
Deputies were able to quickly locate the boating equipment hidden in nearby bushes along with a black bag with the tools used to commit the burglary.
Diaz was arrested and charged with burglary to an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools, resisting without violence and grand theft over $5,000.