#JacksonvilleBeach Police: Joseph Horton, 18, arrested for attempting to steal Blake Bortles' truck.
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) May 10, 2018
Meet Joseph Horton. He’s an 18-year-old rich-boy who was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly trying to steal Blake Bortles’ Ford F-150. According to News4Jax.com, Bortles left his truck unlocked at a house party, which allowed Horton to get in there and snoop around. However, he wasn’t able to steal the truck because he was boxed in by other cars.
Details from the report:
According to the police report, Joseph Horton, 18, a student at Fletcher High School, got into Bortles’ new Ford F-150, which was left unlocked with the keys inside and rummaged through the interior.
Witnesses told police the act was caught on the home’s surveillance video, and Horton seemed to have an affinity for the vehicles parked in the driveway. The video was said to show Horton removing Bortles’ wallet from the truck, which was later found on the ground.
Witnesses told police Horton then tried to drive off in the truck, but was boxed in by other cars. Once he got out, he made his way into the home and upstairs.
Neither the homeowner nor party guests recognized the man, which is when police were called. When officers arrived, Horton was standing under the close watch of Bortles and two of quarterback’s friends.
We appear to be dealing with two dumbasses here. The franchise quarterback who willfully left his truck unlocked with the keys (and his wallet) inside, and the teen who went for the one car he couldn’t drive away in and exacerbated the problem by entering the house occupied by large NFL men.
Anyway, the report adds Horton was arrested for the trifecta of trespassing, burglary, and grand theft. And in case you were wondering why I labeled Horton a rich boy, he apparently lives a fancy house nearby:
Horton gave police his address, which turned out to be a multimillion-dollar home on the Intracoastal Waterway just a few blocks down the street. Neighbors said he lives there with his parents.