Burglary couple jailed after reckless drive in Davie

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A pair of suspected crooks were caught and cuffed after crashing through a South Florida backyard.

Alicia Spidel and Anthony Vargas are behind bars Thursday night, accused of committing a string of crimes across the state. They are facing burglary and grand theft charges.

According to police, the pair drove through a woman’s yard in Davie as they tried to get away from officers who were responding to calls about an attempted home invasion, back in December.

The duo allegedly left more than $1,000 worth of damages in their wake.

“I couldn’t believe it. I looked at my driveway and there were endless amount of cars to where I couldn’t even see anymore,” the homeowner said, “and they said to me, ‘Who’s in the house with you?’ And I said, ‘My grandson, he’s sick, and my husband is sleeping in the back bedroom,’ and he said get them out, we have to go into your house.”

Investigators said that this was the end of a long crime spree. Police in Osceola County said Spidel and Vargas broke into and burglarized nearly 40 homes near Orlando.

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