Burglar Starts Brush Fire Before Taking Shower
Getting caught with his pants down is an understatement for a recently arrested Wesley Chapel man.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) report, a PCSO deputy caught Bienvenido A. Rodriguez on April 16 trespassing in someone’s home wearing nothing except a bath towel.
The report says that Rodriguez, 39, trespassed on a ranch off of Rubin Barnes Rd. just north of S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel. Apparently, he started a small brush fire after falling asleep with a lit cigarette, but it is still unknown how much land was burned.
He then entered the house located on the property, took a shower and ate a meal before being discovered by a sheriff’s deputy. Rodriguez was still wearing the towel he used to dry off when he was caught.
Rodriguez, who has no permanent address, was taken to the Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes and was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling as well as trespassing on agricultural land. He is being held on a $10,150 bond.