A Lee County Sheriff's deputy who saw a speeding car without headlights on early Friday captured a San Carlos Park teen who was charged with several crimes, including having a gun illegally.
Ross Michael Aanerud Jr., 17, of the 7300 block of Coolidge Road, was charged with grand theft auto, unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, changing lanes erratically and driving without a valid license. He was given a written warning for driving without the headlights on.
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:
Just after 4 a.m. deputies were in the area of the 18000 block of San Carlos Boulevard when they saw a 2009 Mazda traveling north at a high rate of speed. A deputy, who confirmed the car had been reported stolen earlier, stopped the vehicle and told the driver to turn off the ignition. Instead, the driver tried to flee, but stalled the car.
As a deputy pulled the driver from the car, a brief struggle ensued and a small Derringer pistol and cell phone fell onto the road. The gun was unloaded and did not have any serial numbers on it.
As deputies searched Aanerud, they found a plastic bag with suspected marijuana in his pants pocket.
The car was returned to its owner.