FORT LAUDERDALE – A Florida man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal assault rifles from a pawn shop by stuffing them down his pants.
Nineteen-year-old Marlon Paul Alvarez of Fort Lauderdale made his first court appearance Wednesday.
The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County Judge John Hurley, reading from an arrest report, said Alvarez had been seen taking an AK-47 from a display and sticking it down his pants. Hurley said Alvarez removed the weapon, then took another assault rifle off another display, put it down his pants and then limped out the door.
Police say the Davie pawn shop’s owner confronted Alvarez.
Alvarez was held on $25,000 bond for grand theft and the violation of a domestic violence injunction. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.