Pasco County Man Jailed Twice in 1 Night

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies say a man released from jail after causing a drunken disturbance, was arrested again after he tried to break into two cars in the jail’s parking lot.

Authorities say 48-year-old Donald Gartner was arrested Sunday afternoon after deputies found him crawling out from under bushes at his neighbor’s house. They say Gartner, who was intoxicated, was charged with criminal mischief.

The St. Petersburg Times reports Gartner was released from jail about 10 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies say while he was outside waiting for a ride home, he tried to get into two cars in the parking lot. He was arrested again, less than two hours after his release, and charged with two counts of attempted car theft. Gartner remained in the Pasco County Jail Tuesday morning.

Source: Associated Press

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