CRESTVIEW – A 40-year-old man caught wandering though the parking lot of a closed automotive business was charged with loitering after he failed to provide a plausible explanation.
The man was looking into vehicle windows and under them, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
He told deputies he was taking a shortcut to his sister’s house from a friend’s house. But both of those homes were on the same street, which was not the one where he was found.
He also said he thought he lost something, which is why he was peering into strangers’ vehicles.
The defendant’s explanation “did not dispel my alarm,” the deputy noted.