Deputies arrest man who stole trailer in Glades County
PUNTA GORDA, Fla.--- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday afternoon for stealing a 6x12 foot trailer from a Glades County home near Labelle. The owner was flying his airplane over his home at the time, saw the theft from the air and called Glades County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1. Deputies arrested 59 year old Gary Haines.
The owner was returning home from North Carolina in his personal airplane and decided to fly over his home in the 2400 block of Loblolly Bay Road. He observed a silver truck with white camper in his driveway and lowered his altitude to get a closer look. He saw a man looking into the windows of his home then attach his red trailer and pull out of his driveway. The pilot followed the thief down S.R. 80 towards I-75 in Lee County and contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
LCSO Aviation located the truck and trailer and deputies detained the man driving a 2002 Toyota Tundra 4x4 pickup and pulling the red stolen trailer until CCSO deputies arrived and made the arrest of Haines. Gary Haines was arrested for Grand Theft and taken to the Charlotte County Jail; he was released Monday on $2,500 bond.