Car theft suspect found sleeping in vehicle


APOPKA, Fla. – After finding a stolen vehicle on Saturday, police reportedly didn’t have to look far for the suspect.

Jonthan Virgilio Serrano, of Orlando, was charged with grand theft auto shortly after Eustis police reportedly found him sleeping in the car.

According to an arrest affidavit, an official at Dealer Services in Apopka reported that sometime during Hurricane Irma, someone broke into the dealership and stole two vehicles as well as a cash box.


On Saturday, the dealership activated the GPS unit in the estimated $6,000 car. Officers tracked it down to the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Orange Avenue in Eustis, where Eustis police discovered Serrano sleeping in the passenger seat.

Serrano told officers he got a ride in the car from a friend, but wouldn’t give the name and said he didn’t know where the car came from. He then refused to talk further with officers.

The affidavit added no one in the home knew where the vehicle came from and Serrano was arrested.