WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — A barefoot burglar caught on surveillance video stealing cigarettes is behind bars.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips regarding the identity of the barefoot burglar who shattered the front door of the Boggy Bayou Convenient Store on August 29 as cars drove past on Highway 20.
Investigators paid a visit to Christopher Jones, 21, at the Okaloosa County Jail, following a tip he was responsible for the break-in.
Jones admitted to stealing approximately $100 worth of cigarettes. During questioning, he said he broke into the store to get a smoke because his wife was filing for divorce.
Jones is being charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and petty theft. Walton County has placed a hold on Jones, who is facing unrelated charges in Okaloosa County.