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UCF PD: Brothers targeted 'half-wasted' college kids in car thefts

Duo told police stolen items made living room look 'like Christmas'

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two brothers who are tied to nearly a dozen burglaries have been arrested after University of Central Florida police say the duo targeted the UCF area for unlocked vehicles of the inebriated college kids coming home late.

Devin Haymon, 18, and Paul Haymon, 22, would set their alarms for the middle of the night and carhop around apartment complexes near UCF searching for unlocked cars, according to a release from UCFPD.

Police said the Haymon brothers told them they targeted the UCF area because of the "college kids coming home from parties half-wasted." They would look for unlocked cars so they wouldn't have to smash glass, believing they would be more likely to get away with the thefts, according to police.

The brothers would then dump out stolen money, credit cards and electronics, making their living room look "like Christmas," police said, before pawning the stolen items.

Police said detectives followed up on burglary and theft reports and traced the pawn shop sales back to the brothers.

The brothers also confessed to additional burglaries in the Orange County Sheriff's Office jurisdiction and were arrested by OCSO on May 14.