Flagler deputies arrest a suspect assembling an electric scooter that he just stole from the Target
Authorities released body camera footage Thursday of a man that was attempting to steal an electric scooter from a Target store in Flagler County on Monday afternoon.
According to Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shoplifting call at a Target store, located on State Road 100.
Deputies said Target employees observed a white male grabbing a “Razor” brand electric scooter valued at $539.99 and passing all points of sale without paying before exiting the store.
Upon arrival, FCSO deputies located a man matching the suspect’s description and assembling the electric scooter in front of the store on the sidewalk.
Authorities said the man, later identified as Patrick Vandermeyden-Miller, was placed under arrest for petite theft.
Investigators said after conducting a search on Vandermeyden-Miller, they found drug paraphernalia in his pocket.
Vandermeyden-Miller was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility and is facing charges of petite theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held on a $2,000 bond.
“This dumb criminal of the week must have thought he was in another state or city where it’s okay to walk into a store and steal what you want and not face any consequences,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a news release. “He didn’t get to ride ‘his’ Razor, but he did get a free ride to the Green Roof Inn in the backseat of a patrol car!”