Largo, Florida - Some might say Brandon Bostickwas livinga double life. Those who know himdescribe him as a nice guy, a friendly guy, aneighbor you'd like to have.
"He's a good guy,' said one woman.
But, did they know the real Brandon Bostick?
Police sayBostick 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.
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."
Bostickwas 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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