CASSELBERRY, Fla. - A man claims he broke into an 82-year-old woman's home because he's addicted to alcohol.
WFTV found out he's faced more than 30 charges in Seminole County before the recent burglary.
Scott Jones was chatting with his neighbor Wednesday when a man was seen hopping another neighbor's fence, so he called police.
"I watch out for my neighbors. I try to. That's what neighbors are supposed to do," Jones said.
David Vick is accused of breaking into the 82-year-old woman's home.
The victim told police she noticed a lock on her back door was damaged, and then she realized her jewelry, medication and camera were missing.
"You don't have the right to steal from anybody, let alone an 82-year-old woman. That's awful," Jones said.
WFTV found out Vick, 64, has been arrested 35 times in Seminole County on charges of robbery and burglary.
Police said Vick admitted to the burglary charges.
Police also said Vick brought them to the walkway leading to the back of Casselberry Elementary School and showed them exactly where he buried her jewelry, and then they said he took them to a storm drain where he put the rest of her stuff.
Police said Vick had been dating a different neighbor until both ended up homeless, authorities said.
Vick's girlfriend, Susan Drury, was questioned but not arrested.
When a judge granted Vick bail, he was ordered to stay away from the neighborhood.
Police said they've had other encounters with Vick and Drury because they live in the woods in Casselberry.