The Case Of Mistaken Hondadentity…
Two Honda Accords. One Gun. Lots Of Police. Uber. Oh, And Potentially Pot.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Two men, two gray Honda Accords, and two lunch orders at Chipotle led to a huge Boca Raton Police response Wednesday at 5550 North Military Trail.
According to a police report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com, two men — completely coincidentally — left their nearly identical Gray Honda Accords double-parked in front of Chipotle around 12:45 p.m. That’s where this true Boca Raton story starts.
We’ll tell you right off that no one was arrested, so we’re not going to name names. We’ll use “Person 1” and “Person 2” to identify the two men involved.
Person 1 was picking up lunch for himself. Person 2 — a Door Dash driver — was picking up lunch for someone else. Again, both men drove Gray Honda Accords.
Person 1 leaves Chipotle and gets into the wrong Gray Honda Accord. Person 2 sees him get into the wrong Honda and, potentially thinking he was stealing the car — opens the front passenger door and pulls a Taurus 9MM handgun from his fanny pack. He points the gun at Person 1 and orders him out of the car.
By this point, witnesses — including an Amazon delivery driver — are calling 911. Cops rush to the scene, hold both men at gunpoint, order them to the ground, and start to put the pieces together.
It apparently became very clear, very quickly that this was a case of mistaken Hondadentity. Person 1 completely acknowledged that he had gotten into the wrong Honda and apparently apologized. Person 2 had a valid concealed carry permit.
Wrote police: “The investigation revealed that Person 1 innocently and mistakenly got into the wrong Honda when he walked out of Chipotle. Person 2, in fear that a felony was in progress and that his vehicle was being stolen, drew his side-arm to stop Person 1 from stealing his vehicle. Person 2 had no way of knowing that Person 1 had made a mistake and began driving off in the wrong car. It was determined that no crime was committed.”
But… because it couldn’t just end there… there are two more incidents that are a part of this incident:
“In the process of searching Person 1,” wrote an investigator, “officers discovered a green leafy substance in a clear baggy in one of his pockets. The green leafy substance, which weighed 4.3 grams, was submitted to evidence as found property to be destroyed.”
And, “in the process of searching person 2, the Honda Key Fob and a pair of Airpods were laid on the hood of a patrol car.” The Officer whose car the items were placed on drove off, not knowing they were there.
“The Airpod case was recovered in the roadway but was missing a (singular) AirPod. The Honda Key Fob and Keys could not be located.”
So Person 2, the person who believed his car was being stolen and pulled a gun on the alleged felon — only to find out it was an innocent mistake — ended up having his car towed because he couldn’t start it without his keys. Police say he Ubered home. We don’t know if it was in a Honda.
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