DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

While Leaving Lockup, Floridian Stole Jail Webcam

Cops: Man took $60 device from jail computer

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Dumb Moran

APRIL 5--Get a brain, Moran.

As he was preparing to leave jail after posting bond, a Florida Man decided that was the perfect time to steal a $60 webcam off a desk in the county lockup, according to an arrest affidavit.

Steven Moran, 35, was arrested last month for criminal mischief and booked into the Indian River County jail on the misdemeanor charge. Moran, a Vero Beach resident, is pictured above.

While Moran was “awaiting release in the booking area,” he disconnected a Logitech webcam from a jail computer and placed the device in his pocket, cops say. Moran subsequently departed the lockup upon posting $1000 bond.

Investigators subsequently identified Moran as the alleged culprit and arrested him Thursday for depriving “the County Jail the right and use of the property.” Moran, who was later was freed after posting $500 on the misdemeanor theft count, is scheduled for arraignment on May 4.

It does not appear any jail property turned up missing after Moran’s most resent release from custody. (2 pages)