MUG SHOT: Video camera helps Lee deputies charge man with theft of woman's panties from clothesline

Geovanni Cruz-Flores, 18, was charged Thursday night with occupied burglary, burglary and petty theft.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Geovanni Cruz-Flores, 18, was charged Thursday night with occupied burglary, burglary and petty theft.

— Lee County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested a man who was caught on videotape in a Bokeelia woman’s carport rummaging through her panties. Two pair were stolen.

Geovanni Cruz-Flores, 18, of the 15000 block of Fourth Street in Bokeelia, was charged Thursday night with occupied burglary, burglary and petty theft.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:

On Thursday, Maria Marina Rosales, 23, told deputies while putting away laundry from her clothesline on Feb. 3 she noticed some of her underwear missing. The clothesline is under a carport enclosed with a screen and window shades, but there is an opening near the washing machine.

During the past week, she noticed more panties missing, so she bought a video camera and installed it. Her boyfriend put a tape in the recorder at 9:45 p.m. Thursday. At 10:20 p.m., she viewed the tape, which showed a man she recognized as living in the neighborhood reach into the carport and rummage through her panties on the line.

A deputy went to the man’s house and he said he could not remember how long he stayed in the area, but he never entered Rosales’ patio area.

After Rosales identified Cruz-Flores, he told a deputy he could not remember the exact day he had taken some panties. He also said he had taken "two pair of sexy underwear about a week ago."

It was not clear in the reports how many panties were stolen, but Cruz-Flores was charged with stealing two pairs.

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