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Conscientious Burglar Calls 911 on Himself After Holding Girlfriend at Gunpoint: Cops


Conscientious Burglar Calls 911 on Himself After Holding Girlfriend at Gunpoint: Cops

An alleged Florida burglar took a novel approach to his getaway recently when cops say he simply called them directly instead of wasting time trying to flee.

Zachary Cheek was arrested by the Melbourne Police Department after he reportedly called 911 on himself for entering a home and holding the occupants at gunpoint.

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Cheek had been under the influence of alcohol at the time, cops said.

After a period of time, Cheek allegedly left the home before calling 911 in order to turn himself in.

"Apparently he knew the victims. He just walked into the home and threatened one of the occupants," Lt. Steve Sadoff of the Melbourne Police Department told the Florida Times.

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Moments after the 911 call, police arrived to Cheek's location. Police recovered a 9mm handgun but made no mention of a motive.

Cheek was charged with armed occupied burglary, use and display of a firearm during a felony, use of a firearm under the influence of alcohol and aggravated assault with a firearm.

He was released on a total bond amount of $50,000 on Sunday. 

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