Deputies: Shotgun-wielding man nabs wrecking ball thieves
64-year-old detains burglars in DeLand until deputies arrive, officials say
Volusia County deputies arrested two men after they say the duo was caught trying to steal a 200-pound wrecking ball from a DeLand business.
Deputies said Ryan Moore, 28, and Scott Sasek, 27, went to the West Crane Services on Newport Avenue on Monday night and took a large metal hook and the wrecking ball.
[LISTEN: 911 call released after man holds suspects at gunpoint]
The owner, who told deputies his business was burglarized earlier in the week, staked out his business overnight to see if the burglars would hit again, according to a VCSO release.
“I don’t know how the hell they picked it up, it weighs over 200 pounds,” the caller told dispatchers in the 911 call. “But yeah, they are definitely stealing and it’s in the car.”
The owner confronted the men, armed with a shotgun, and detained them until deputies arrived.
Moore and Sasek were both charged with burglary and grand theft. Each man also faces a violation of probation charge. They were booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.