July 1, 2009
Man allegedly swiped watch in courthouse
Authorities in Florida said a man swiped a $1,000 watch from a courthouse security checkpoint and was arrested while awaiting a pretrial hearing.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said deputies scanned security camera footage of the metal detector checkpoint Monday at the Criminal Courts Complex in Largo after a man who entered the courthouse complained that his Wittnauer watch, worth $1,000, disappeared from the tray he placed it on for scanning, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Wednesday.
Pasha said Jeter gave the watch to the deputies and told them
he didn't even need a watch but he liked the way this one looked.
Jeter was arrested and charged with grand theft. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.