Teen Gave Fake ID To Police According To Report, Then Acknowledged It Was Fake
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Police arrested 18 year old Austin Funk after responding to the report of someone breaking into a car in the 200 block of NE 2nd Street. While the burglary charge was not pursued, officers filed “unauthorized possession of a drivers license or ID card after they spent time speaking with Mr. Funk.
Here’s the police report narrative:
“When I arrived, I observed a white male with no shirt on the front lawn of the dress walking from the front door to the black vehicle in the driveway. Ia asked the white male, later identified as Austin Funk, if he lived there and he said, “no, I’m just visiting friends.” I advised Funk he was being detained and he was immediately placed into handcuffs and when I asked him who lives at this address, he said he did not know. Funk was also unable to tell me what address he was currently at. When I asked Funk if the homeowner would know him, he said “I hope so.” While putting my gloves on, Funk stated, “you can have my pocket. My wallet is in my pocket.”
I confirmed was Funk that he was giving me const to go into his pocket for his ID and he stated, “yes sir.” When I pulled out his wallet from his front left pants pocket, I opened it and discovered a South Carolina drivers license with Funk’s picture and name on it. I asked Funk if this was his ID to which he replied, “No sir, that’s not a real ID. I’m waiting for my real ID in the mail.” I confirmed with Funk that he would give me his real information so that I could identify him for the purpose of this stop, which he advised he would. I then read Funk his constitutional warnings from a BRPD issued car and he advised he was willing to speak with me.
Funk said he was drinking at O’Briens with his friends and had been trying to find his friend’s house, who allegedly lives around the corner from the house we were at. Funk once again could not tell me the address of the house we were at. I then asked Funk why he has the fictitious South Carolina Drivers License in his possession which he answered it was because he uses it to get drinks (Funk is below the age of 21). I asked Funk how the DL was “fake” and he advised it is fake because it has his face on it and the state and address are not correct. [Redacted address information]. It should be noted that when DL was searched, no results were found. Funk further advised his intention of being on the property at this address was to find his friend who he believed lived there. Based on my interview with Funk and the discovery of the fictitious drivers license in his possession, I have probable cause to charge Funk with Unauthorized Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License.”
Funk was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 4:48 this morning. He was released around 11:30 a.m. on $1,000 bond. The Palm Beach County Jail lists Funk’s home address as the 22000 block of Swordfish Drive in Boca Raton.
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