Man borrows grass seed, generator, weed whacker

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM.

CRESTVIEW — A man with an apparent penchant for yard work told lawmen he intended to return a shopping list of items he "borrowed" from an Okaloosa County Road Department facility, including grass seed and a pipe-setting laser.

During the months of July and August, the man, 25-year-old Dennis Randazzo of Crestview, allegedly took four bags of rye grass seed (which he spread on his property), a weed whacker, a generator, a seed spreader, a chain saw, a demo saw, miscellaneous tools, a tripod, and a pipe-setting laser.

When questioned by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Randazzo admitted to "borrowing" the items but said he planned to return them. He said once he heard he was under investigation for stealing the items, he gathered them all – except the laser – and returned them. He then turned that over, too.

Total value of the items was $6,480.

He was arrested Nov. 7 on a grand theft charge. His court date is Jan. 15.

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