The jail door was shut for a Plantation man on Monday after his third arrest in seven days.
Sterling Sharpe, 27, was arrested July 9, then released from jail. He was re-arrested Friday and again was freed. His third arrest was for allegedly breaking into a Sunrise woman's unoccupied home Sunday, police said.
"I'm just appalled at this," said LaShawn Tukes, 46, the burglary victim. "If the justice system were more stringent, he wouldn't be getting in and out like that."
When Judge Hope Tieman-Bristol on Monday learned of the back-to-back arrests, she revoked Sharpe's bond.
On any given day in Broward magistrate court, dozens of people face a judge to decide whether they're eligible for bond within a day of their arrest.
Suspects charged with the most heinous and brutal crimes, such as murder and rape, are ineligible to be freed before trial, since they're considered threats to the public.
But people facing other offenses appear in court to determine what their pretrial release conditions will be.
Sharpe's first two arrests last week each were misdemeanor cases.
The first arrest was from a loitering charge in Plantation, in which he was freed from jail without having to post bond. The second stemmed from trespassing and disorderly conduct in Fort Lauderdale, in which he was freed on bond. The third arrest was the most significant: burglary, a felony, court records show.
According to a police report:
The incident happened in the Sawgrass Estates neighborhood, where Sharpe accidentally cut his hand while using it to shatter a rear sliding-glass door at Tukes' home. As he bled on the floor, he stole jewelry, credit cards, a digital camera and other items.
By then, neighbors who heard the glass shatter were approaching the home. After seeing a neighbor outside the front door, Sharpe ran from the rear of the home.
At least one neighbor chased Sharpe, but he got away. Sharpe dropped stolen items as he ran through backyards. But officers, with the aid of police dogs, soon found and arrested him.
"The neighborhood watch here is great," Tukes said. "They're the ones who chased him out and called the police and helped identify him."
When Sharpe was jailed Sunday afternoon, it had been just less than 24 hours since his last jail release. At a hearing Monday, Assistant State Attorney Eric Linder told Tieman-Bristol about Sharpe's run-ins with police.
"This is Mr. Sharpe's third arrest in a week," Linder said.
The judge reacted by raising her eyebrows.
"Say that again?" she asked.
"Third arrest in a week," he replied.
At Linder's recommendation, Tieman-Bristol revoked Sharpe's bond from the Plantation arrest last week, effectively keeping Sharpe behind bars.
Staff Researcher Barbara Hijek contributed to this report.