Man steals senior's car, then torches it while evading deputies
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) —
Randall Hole was looking for more than a book when he swiped the car keys of an elderly person at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library in Martin County.
The Martin County Sherriff’s Office says the Bradenton man then stole the senior’s car and torched it as deputies were closing in on him.
According to witness testimony collected by MSCO, Hole was acting suspicious and aggressive at Cummings Library. One witness reported him swallowing a handful of pills according to a release.
MSCO says the 49-year-old suspect purposely bumped into the senior citizen and swiped the keys from a pocket.
Deputies spotted the stolen car and clocked the speed exceeding 100 miles per hour.
Martin County’s Air crew later found Hole in a wooded area, car ablaze.
Video captured by deputies show Hole talking to passing motorists, and even pointing to the helicopter and seemingly talking to it.
Deputies were able to take Hole into custody. He is being held on $162,000 bond. Hole is being charged with battery on a person 65-years or older, grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding, and driving without a license.