Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Arrest Bears Fruit

A 29-year-old man was arrested Monday after deputies say they caught him stealing saw palmetto berries in Immokalee.

Eric Wayne Taylor, 1624 Elm Hammock Circle, Naples, was charged with loitering and prowling.

Arrest reports say deputies patrolling the 200 block of New Market Road West saw Taylor running out the back gate of a packing house shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.

Taylor was wearing camouflage shorts, a camouflage hat and a black shirt and was carrying a large bag over his shoulder, reports said.

Further investigation by deputies revealed the bag contained saw-palmetto berries.