Florida man arrested 15 minutes after being released from jail

Police: Florida Man Arrested 15 Minutes After Being Released From Jail

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Florida man was free for about 15 minutes before he was arrested for burglary, police said.

Casey Michael Lewis, 37, was released Thursday from the St. Lucie County Detention Facility and was then seen on surveillance video pulling on car door handles and entering unlocked vehicles, CNN reported.

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He was approached by deputies and found with a brown paper bag that had inside an iPhone 7, four packs of cigarettes, a lighter, a Visa bank debit card, a driver’s license and $547.

Lewis was arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

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Posted by St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 5, 2019

He was later released, again, only this time deputies made sure someone picked him up. Lewis was originally brought to the jail on a grand theft charge.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.