BRADENTON, Fla. — Deputies in Florida arrested a shirtless 27-year-old burglary suspect after they say he caught a ride on a school bus.

The Bradenton Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2bZ2mxr ) reports that when Erik Hall boarded a school bus without a shirt Tuesday morning, the driver thought he was a student.

Authorities say the driver told Hall to put on a shirt. Hall didn’t comply and sat down. Hall later told the driver he wasn’t a student and that he just needed a ride.

The driver pulled into a school, waved down an administrator and school resource officers questioned Hall. He was released, but deputies learned later he was a suspect in a burglary that morning.

Deputies tracked him down, and he’s now charged with trespassing on school property.

An attorney for him isn’t listed on jail records.


Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , http://www.bradenton.com

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