A Florida man, and convicted felon on probation, has been arrested after crashing his way into a gated community on Sunday.
Deputies responded to a community in Lee County on Sunday, for reports of a driver who forced his way into a gated community, crashed his truck into a palm tree, and fled on foot.
Deputies located the suspect’s truck empty at the end of a cul-de-sac where they utilized a K9 and the Aviation Unit to search the surrounding area for the suspect. The K9 deputy was able to locate the suspect in a wooded area behind a home.
During the investigation, deputies learned that Robert Mendoza, 27, is a convicted felon, currently on probation, and has an extensive felony criminal history.
Deputies arrested Robert Mendoza and charged him with Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Crash Causing Property Damage, and Trespassing.
“This reckless behavior and disregard for our great residents will not be tolerated,” stated Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “I doubt this felon will be smiling this big once he is booked into the Marceno Motel.”
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