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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-069

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 6, 2015
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    Suspect Leaves Clothes And ID At Scene

    Deputies locate suspect naked in the driver's seat of a stolen van.
    • Thursday
    • February 5, 2015
    • Time: 6:56 AM
    • 8406 Benjamin Road
    • Tampa


    Michael Anthony Bedell
    DOB: 06/04/1990
    1802 Ellicott St. E #10
    Tampa, FL


    • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
    • Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure
    • Grand Theft Third Degree


    Liberty Property Trust
    8406 Benjamin Road, Suite G
    Tampa, FL

    8406 Benjamin Road, Suite E
    Tampa, FL


    On February 5, 2015 at 6:56 a.m., Michael Bedell unlawfully entered the Liberty Property Trust, located at 8406 Benjamin Road, by smashing out the front door with a rock or brick. Once inside, Bedell looked through mail and other items inside, but no known property was removed. Bedell then exited and entered another business a short distance away, Arma, where he removed 4 cell phones before fleeing the scene in a Penske van that was being leased by the business.

    During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered clothing near the incident scene which contained a driver's license for Michael Bedell. Deputies then answered a suspicious vehicle call at 8247 Greenleaf Circle. Upon arrival, Bedell was located naked in the driver's seat of the stolen van with the 4 stolen cell phones in the passenger seat. He was arrested and charged with Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure and Grand Theft Third Degree.
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