Brandon Bostick was arrested Monday, December 9, 2013 after being on the run for two weeks. He's accused of raping a 60-year-old woman during daylight hours at Taylor Park.
Largo, Florida - Some might say Brandon Bostick was living a double life. Those who know him describe him as a nice guy, a friendly guy, a neighbor you'd like to have.
"He's a good guy,' said one woman.
But, did they know the real Brandon Bostick?
Police say Bostick had secrets, dangerous ones, that led him to a life of crime with lengthy rap sheet.
Largo detectives say he stalked a 60-year-old jogger in Taylor Park, raped her and then left her to suffer.
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Eileen Sackel is a frequent jogger at the park. She tells 10 News, "The fact that it was a woman- a 60-year-old woman- he probably thought she was unable to fight back."
Bostick was on the run for two weeks, quite possibly thinking he got away with it, but police say he made one major mistake that would crack their case.
Cops found his DNA.
Monday, they tracked him down at his home, and at first, he wouldn't come out. It turned into a minor stand-off of sorts.
Lt. Paul Amodeo from the Largo Police Department said, "Through telephone contact they were able to determine he was inside, and they spent a better part of an hour trying to coax him out."
Neighbors told us they never thought Bostick would do something like this. As it turns out, this isn't the first time behind bars.
At the young age of 22, Bostick has a lengthy criminal history that includes prison time with charges of witness tampering, battery and burglary.
Neighbors are truly shocked that the man they know is also the guy cops are calling the Taylor Park rapist. Brandon Bostick is behind bars at the Pinellas County jail and will have his first court appearance Tuesday morning.
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