I never thought I would see the day that a pizza pie would lead to the downfall of a Florida man.
Dewey Smith, 38, was arrested Wednesday by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office after breaking into two cars in Deltona, Fl.
The first car’s center console had been rummaged through and a wallet was missing from the car. One thing that stood out was some marinara sauce on the interior of the car.
Down the street, police found another vehicle that had been broken into. This car had a 9 mm handgun stolen from it. Outside of this vehicle, police found an empty pizza box.
It doesn’t take a genius detective to tell that these two break-ins are connected.
Deputies canvases the neighborhood, and someone who knew Smith said that he tried to sell her a gun earlier. He also asked the woman to dial a phone number to check the balance on a card, but she said no.
Police were able to track Smith because he used the stolen credit cards at 3 different gas stations.
Smith was arrested yet the gun could not be found.
Smith faces charges of armed burglary of a conveyance, burglary of a conveyance, four counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft and dealing in stolen property.
When he was caught, he said to police, “You got me red-handed.”