Vero Beach man accused of jamming $450 worth of shoes, clothes and other items into trousers

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Byron Harvey apparently had a lot going on in his pants.

For starters, Indian River County Sheriff's Office deputies say he had almost $450 worth of shoes, clothes and other items stuffed in his trousers.

Additionally, in his pants pocket were a half dozen pills, which Harvey said belonged to his girlfriend who'd been wearing his pants.

Harvey, 38, was arrested Sept. 10 after deputies went to a Bealls store in the 5900 block of 20th Street in Vero Beach and encountered him in a dressing room, a recently released affidavit states.

A sergeant heard and smelled Harvey burning plastic packaging off things and saw him jamming stuff in his pants.

Harvey, who also is accused of starting to fight deputies, was wearing shorts and pants.

He told a deputy he'd been up for three days "drinking and doing powder and pills."

At the jail, deputies found six green pills in Harvey's left front pants pocket.

Harvey, who has "thug" tattooed on one arm and "life" on the other, said the pills were his girlfriend's, according to the sheriff's web site and the affidavit. He said they were in his pocket because she'd been wearing his pants.

Deputies say Bealls officials recovered $449.97 worth of items including shoes, clothes, cologne and a watch that Harvey put in his pants.

The affidavit doesn't state who wears the pants in Harvey's house.

Harvey, of the 4500 block of 54th Terrace in Vero Beach, was arrested on felony charges including retail theft greater than $300, resisting with violence and possession of controlled substance.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Read More

Ashley Taylor Wright threw her baby at a deputy at Pensacola Dillards, Okaloosa County police say Ashley Taylor Wright threw her baby at a deputy at Pensacola Dillards, Okaloosa County police say

A Pensacola woman, Ashley Taylor Wright, has been arrested after authorities say they tried arrest her for shoplifting and she threw the baby at a deputy as she tried to escape.

Stephen Amaral robbed while naked swimming woman distracts him Stephen Amaral robbed while naked swimming woman distracts him

A Tennessee man found this out the hard way when a woman dipped in his pool, naked, as her husband robbed his home.

Giant purple chicken stolen in Putnam County, three men charged with grand theft Giant purple chicken stolen in Putnam County, three men charged with grand theft

Putnam County investigators say it was "fowl" play when three young men stole a giant chicken.

Invisible man in Fort Pierce prefers his stolen cigarettes mentholated Invisible man in Fort Pierce prefers his stolen cigarettes mentholated

A man in Fort Pierce said he used his "powers of invisibility" to abscond with a carton of menthol cigarettes, but his conscience appears to have gotten the best of him.

David John Sirko: Suspected burglar left love notes, photos of underwear on head, deputies say David John Sirko: Suspected burglar left love notes, photos of underwear on head, deputies say

A Golden Gate Estates, Florida man was arrested Monday after Collier County sheriff's deputies say he broke into a woman's house, left her love notes and took photos of himself with her underwear on his head.

Randy Zipperer mac and cheese dispute: Florida man accused of stabbing brother after food disapears Randy Zipperer mac and cheese dispute: Florida man accused of stabbing brother after food disapears

Authorities say two Florida brothers got into a tussle over missing macaroni and cheese that ended with one stabbing the other in the stomach.

Walmart wedding: Wayne and Susan Brandenburg get married at Shallotte, North Carolina store Walmart wedding: Wayne and Susan Brandenburg get married at Shallotte, North Carolina store

For years, Wayne Brandenburg shopped at his local Wal-Mart three or four times a week. He never thought he'd pick up a wife, or marry her, there. But that's exactly what happened.

Man jumps on manatees video: YouTube, Facebook video posting investigated by wildlife officials Man jumps on manatees video: YouTube, Facebook video posting investigated by wildlife officials

Video of a man jumping on two manatees prompts legal investigation.

Filomena Tobias flips off Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls player, paper reports Filomena Tobias flips off Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls player, paper reports

The woman has been identified as Filomena Tobias, widow of CNBC commentator Seth Tobias, of Jupiter.

Etta Lopez accused of slapping deputy to help her quit smoking; charged with assualting an officer Etta Lopez accused of slapping deputy to help her quit smoking; charged with assualting an officer

California woman slaps sheriff's deputy to quit smoking