Fort Myers man holds burglary suspect at gunpoint | news-press.com | The News-Press
What is the use of a yarn-wrapped coiled coat hanger?A 58-year-old Fort Myers man held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until Lee sheriff’s deputies arrived Saturday afternoon.
Errol Johnson of Beacon Boulevard told deputy John Desrosiers that he was home when he heard someone trying to break into his apartment from the window. When he went to investigate, he found a man crawling into his window.
Johnson had armed himself, and ordered the suspect to the ground, where the suspect stayed while Johnson called for help.
The suspect was on the ground when Desrosiers arrived.
Desrosiers questioned the suspect, later identified as Bryan Beard, 24, who stated he was only coming from the office when Johnson pointed a gun at him. Beard also was found to have a metal coat hanger, bent into a coil shape with a white yarn wrapped around it, in his pocket.
Beard’s response was, “It was just in my pocket!”
Beard was placed under arrest on charges of unarmed burglary and possession of burglary tools with intent to use. He was released from Lee County Jail Saturday night on $3,000 bond.