Three Florida teenagers, all with extensive and violent criminal histories, have been detained by law enforcement after posting the aftermath of a robbery onto Snapchat.
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Law enforcement say that the trio all hail from Bonita Springs, Florida, and that they robbed a man yesterday afternoon and then posted the proceeds of their crime onto the social media platform while bragging.
On or around 3 PM Monday afternoon, the victim in the crime agreed to meet with Dakota Wright (DOB 10/2/99) with the intention of purchasing a Louis Vuitton belt for a total of $200.
When Wright and two of his accomplices arrived at the predetermined Georgia Street location to make the sale, the victim then got into the backseat of the car.
At this point Elvis Guzman (DOB 4/17/00) pulled a gun and pressed it into the victim’s ribcage demanding his money. While this was occurring, Wright exited the car and blocked the door to prevent the victim from escaping the backseat of the vehicle.
The victim says that while being held at gunpoint, Ernesto Ortiz (DOB 6/23/99) then reached across the seats and yanked two necklaces and a bracelet off of the victim, before stealing several hundreds of dollars from his pockets and any other valuables he had.
The victim says the three thugs then forced him to exit the vehicle and they sped away from the scene of the crime in an unknown direction.
What ended up getting these violent criminals caught however is that after the robbery the logged into their social media accounts and posted a video on Snapchat bragging about the crime they had just committed, and even displaying the jewelry and cash they stole from the victim including the gun they used during the commission of the robbery.
Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Robbery Unit was able to quickly identify the three thugs, due to their prior criminals histories throughout Lee County.
Authorities were then able to apprehend each of the underage crooks, Guzman, Ortiz and Wright, and they were all taken into custody and charged with robbery with a firearm.
Guzman and Wright are currently housed at the Department of Juvenile Justice and Ortiz is being held on $100,000 bond.
“These three young men are very familiar faces to law enforcement,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “Each one has proven at very early ages that they have absolutely no regard for the law.”
Police say that Guzman’s first felony arrest was at the young age of 14 for burglary and grand theft, followed by another felony for the possession of cocaine at age 16.
Wright was also jailed at 15 for burglary, followed by a later theft charge, and finally for drugs.
Ortiz seemingly had the most extensive of the three's criminal backgrounds, with a felony at age 11 for burglary and grand theft.
This trio wins today's award for dumbest criminals.