Dover, Florida -- A career criminal was caught for the 34th time after he was seen breaking into a man's car in a Dover neighborhood Thursday evening.
The victim told police he saw a man, later identified as 41-year-old Terry Edmondson, walking around his vehicle, that was parked outside a home on Jerry Smith Road, and open the door. After he left, the victim saw the items in his glove compartment were dumped on the floor and the vehicle's ignition was damaged.
A responding deputy spotted Edmondson, who matched the description given by the victim, in a vehicle on April Lane. Edmondson fled on foot and was caught by the deputy after a brief chase. The woman riding with Edmondson at the time got away.
Not only did the deputy find approximately $20,000 in jewelry, two shotguns, camera equipment and other property in the vehicle, but the vehicle itself had been stolen out of Polk County. He was also in possession of methamphetamine.
The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office says Edmondson, of Plant City, had just been released from prison in September 2012.