Perhaps 18-year-old Jesse Ray Stewart got the wrong message with Crime Dog McGruff's national "Take a Bite Out of Crime" campaign.
While a Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputy was taking Stewart to the Land O' Lakes Jail on Sunday after he was arrested on a burglary charge, Stewart took a bite -- actually several -- out of the patrol car's seat, sheriff's officials say.
Bite by bite, he tore through vinyl cruiser No. 2502, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, exposing its fluffy filling, a sheriff's report states. When he was done with the presumably not-so-tasty treat, he had done about $300 in damage, Deputy Mark Mitchell reported.
Stewart had been hitting his head on the window between the seats and the deputy had to pull over near Moon Lake and call for backup to better secure him.
Shortly before, deputies had closed in on Stewart after they say he broke into a couple of cars on Whitetail Lane in New Port Richey in Park Lake Estates. One victim spotted the teen in one of his vehicles and scared him away. When deputies arrived and found him running in the area, they could smell alcohol on his breath, a report states.
In his shorts pocket, deputies found: a key ring with a key, a pocket knife, and 42 cents in change as well as a pink cellular phone, which turned out to be stolen from a vehicle in the neighborhood, a report states.
Hey talk about a serious case of the munchies. This guy would have eaten the entire squad care if the police had not intervened. I don't know what that kid was drinking but it is some mighty bad shit.