An accusation of shoplifting at the Inverness Walmart escalated and now leaves a homeless man facing burglary and resisting arrest charges.
The arrest of Kyle Hunter Fredrikson, 32, began Saturday when a Walmart employee reported to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office they saw Fredrikson stuff a 12-volt battery and a pair of underwear in his backpack and try to leave without paying, according to arrest documents.
When the employee tried to stop Fredrikson, the employee told deputies Fredrikson bolted from the store leaving behind his backpack, which contained the stolen items and his identification documents, according to arrest documents. The employee also saw Fredrikson run behind the Walmart store.
A second deputy arrived with a K-9 partner and the three searched for Fredrikson north of Earth Street. During the search the arresting deputy saw the rear sliding door of a home on East Venus was ajar, according to arrest documents.
The deputies opened the door and announced they were law enforcement. Fredrikson came out of the home and toward deputies. They arrested him. He was charged with retail theft, resisting law enforcement or merchant during or after a theft, and burglary of a residence. His bond was set at $11,000… Citrus County Chronicle