Three Fort Walton Beach area teens wearing dark clothes and hoodies covering their heads were caught in the act of burglarizing a car off Racetrack
Road early this morning and led deputies on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody.
15-year olds Cornelius Lee and Isaiah Banks, along with 16-year old Trevion Braxton, are each charged with car burglary, petty theft, resisting an officer without violence, and loitering or prowling.
A witness called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after spotting the teens using flashlights to look into cars in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 317 Racetrack Road around 2:11 a.m.
A responding deputy saw the defendants enter an unlocked vehicle and look through the contents for items to take.
When the teens saw deputies they ran and initially ignored orders to stop but were captures following a brief foot pursuit.