Port Richey, Florida -- Pasco Sheriff's deputies made another arrest in the school burglary at Ridgewood High School, but he didn't go down without a fight.
As deputies were placing 17-year-old Joshua Dennis under arrest in connection with the burglary at his home on Weeping Willow Lane, Dennis tried to flee but was tackled onto a couch. As one of the deputies tried to handcuff him, Dennis grabbed onto their gun, let go and then grabbed their tie tightening it around their throat.
Another deputy jumped in and got Dennis under control as he reportedly yelled, "I'm not going down without a fight!"
Later, in an interview with detectives, Dennis admitted to breaking into a window at the high school and stealing iPods, iPads and MacBooks valued at over $70,000, according to the arrest report.
He was then charged with burglary of a business and aggravated battery on law enforcement.
Also on Wednesday, Alexis Ortiz who was arrested earlier this week for his role in the Ridgewood High burglary was connected to the Calusa Elementary burglary.
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Detectives say one of the MacBooks they recovered from Ortiz's possession during his arrest was one that had been stolen from the school. Ortiz, 19, told investigators he bought the computer for $150-$200 from someone and he knew it was stolen. The actual value of the computer is about $1,100. He was charged with dealing in stolen property.