Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who allegedly stole a television in a box from the Port Charlotte Wal-Mart and fled with it on his bicycle.
Jonathan Ryan Fontaine, 32, 21247 Coulton Ave., Port Charlotte, was arrested when he crashed into the back of a detective's vehicle. He was charged with retail theft and resisting an officer.
Wal-Mart security told police a man stole the 32-inch TV at 3 p.m. Tuesday and left with it on his bicycle. Detectives responding to another incident reportedly saw Fontaine with the TV on his bicycle at U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard just minutes later. One detective drove ahead of Fontaine and the other got out of his car and tried to stop Fontaine on foot. When Fontaine turned to look at the detective chasing him, he slammed into the rear of the other detective's vehicle at 20155 Albury Drive and hit his head when he crashed into the car.
Jonathan Ryan Fontaine
Wal-Mart security identified Fontaine and he was jailed on $2,000 bond. His bicycle was impounded by CCSO.