POINCIANA, Fla. — A couple was arrested Saturday after one of them called 911 to get help with moving their belongings from a home they were burglarizing, authorities said.

Deputies responded to a home in Polka County after a 911 call was made but nobody spoke, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. At the home, deputies concluded that nobody lived there. However, they found a male suspect and his girlfriend inside the home after entering it through an unlocked door.

The suspect was soon identified in connection to another burglary. Security video from a Dollar General store that was burglarized in Poinciana, Florida, showed the man leaving the scene.

While talking to deputies, the female suspect told them that she had called 911 to have law enforcement help them move their belongings from the house.They also wanted to get a ride to the airport so they could spend the weekend in New York, the sheriff’s office said.

“Deputies DID help them with their belongings, and DID give them a ride, but it wasn’t to the airport … it was to the Polk Pokey,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

According to the sheriff’s office, the male suspect was charged with burglary and theft related to the store and also burglary of a residence. The female suspect was charged with burglary of a residence.

Mariana Ortiz

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