By Gal Tziperman Lotan
Stanford police arrested a man accused of trying to steal 17 iPads from a Target store using a stolen hammer and a stolen book bag, records show.
Daytron Head, 33, was arrested at the Target at 1201 WP Ball Blvd., near the Seminole Towne Center mall.
Head took a hammer from the store’s tool section and used it to break the glass on an iPad display, police wrote in his arrest affidavit. Head then took 17 iPads, valued at $9,119, and put them in his shopping cart, police said.
Head put some of the tablets into his backpack, police said. Others went into another backpack, which he took from another aisle in the store, records show.
As Head left the store, a Sanford police officer approached him. The officer got a call from a store security guard saying Head was breaking into the iPad case, records show.
Head saw the officer, pushed his cart away and started running, police said. The officer yelled at Head, and other officers near the store started chasing him through the parking lot. They caught up to Head and arrested him, police said.
Head faces charges of grand theft, criminal mischief, burglary, and possession of burglary tools. He is being held in the Seminole County jail.