BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Another dent by Boca Raton Police in the ongoing attempts by area thuggery to break into central Boca homes. As we've seen several times before, the alleged bad guys knock on a door, ask if so-and-so is there, and then take off when the homeowner reacts in an inquisitive, suspicious way.
Just in from the PD:
On Thursday, January 24, at about 10:40 a.m., Boca Raton Police responded to a report of a suspicious male in the 2300 block of NW 31st Street.
The resident called police after a male knocked on her door and asked for “Philip.” The resident gave a description of the male and the blue Mustang convertible with tinted windows in which he left. Officers saw the car heading east on Yamato Road and stopped it. When the officers spoke to the two occupants, Freddie Wooten the driver and Kerome Paisley the passenger, they smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the inside of the car.
Officers found a small amount of marijuana on the floorboard on the driver’s side and a black satchel under the passenger seat, which contained baggies of marijuana. They also found two window punches in the center console. Wooten told officers he was driving to the mall and got lost, and that he never went into a residential neighborhood nor got out of the car. Paisley said he was sleeping.
The resident was able to identify Wooten as the male who knocked on her door and asked for “Philip.” Officers arrested Wooten and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools, and issued him numerous traffic citations. Paisley was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of burglary tools.
Shown, top to bottom: Freddie Wooten and Kerome Paisley.