None-too-bright Pacific Grove criminals.
A suspected car burglar was arrested in Pebble Beach last week after he left his cell phone behind and then arranged a meeting with the victim to get it back.
Pacific Grove resident Sean Connors, 18, pleaded not guilty in Monterey County Superior Court Thursday to felony charges of vehicle burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property – though he apparently didn’t possess it for long.
A caddie at Cypress Point Club, called the sheriff’s office just before 11 a.m. May 19 after discovering his Toyota Tundra had been burglarized.
He found a cell phone inside that did not belong to him, said Sgt. John DiCarlo. The phone rang, so the victim answered it, and the suspect said, “I left my cell phone in the car, and I’ll give you your property back if you give me my cell phone back.”
Nottenkamper agreed, hung up, and then promptly called the sheriff to report his truck had been broken into, his wallet, including $185 cash and day planner stolen, and the suspect was on his way back to the scene of the crime.
Deputy John Pellerin arrived at the caddie parking lot off 17 Mile Drive 10 minutes later.<
When the deputy arrived, the suspect was there with the victim and he was arrested, DiCarlo said. Nottenkamper recovered his planner and wallet, complete with cash and credit cards.