Man arrested after breaking into garage, stealing $6.60 in change, Orlando cops say

Cops: Homeowners assaulted by man burglarizing car in garage

Daytwon Tate.
Daytwon Tate.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police arrested a man on Monday who was caught by homeowners burglarizing their garage, taking $6 in quarters from the vehicle.

Daytwon Tate, 22, has been charged with two counts of burglary with assault, resisting officer without violence, possession of burglary tools and petit theft.

Police said the homeowners were approaching their garage on Friday morning at the Estates at Park Avenue when they noticed the door was open and the garage light was on. When they kicked in the door, the homeowner saw Tate in the driver's seat of her vehicle, according to police.

Tate then approached the homeowner, shoved her against the wall, struck the homeowner's daughter in the stomach and ran out of the garage, police said.

Police said they found Tate in the area of Hampton Apartments near Metrowest Boulevard and found 26 quarters and two nickels, totaling $6.60, in his pocket, along with a box cutter.

Also found in Tate's backpack was a Samsung cellphone, digital Kodak camera and iPhone with a cracked front screen, according to police.

Police said they found pry marks on the homeowner's garage, along with others in the area.

Tate was arrested and taken to Orange County jail.