Cattle Thief’s Caught by Modern Technology

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities went high tech to catch some central Florida cattle rustlers.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says red-light cameras helped detectives track down two men accused of stealing more than a dozen cows from an Auburndale pasture.

The cows were taken from 77-year-old Ed Davis’ farm in December.

The Ledger of Lakeland ( ) reports 37-year-old Andres Trujillo and 29-year-old Yoinel DeVera-Guiterrez were arrested this week.

They face charges of grand theft of livestock and dealing in stolen property.

Red-light camera footage shows a truck registered to Trujillo running a light the day of the thefts. It matched the description of a vehicle used in other cattle thefts.

Detectives found footage of the pair selling cattle in an auction that day.

Jail records did not list an attorney for the men.

News Talk Florida Staff