June 21, 2013

Two arrested after following, scaring young girls

Key Largo – Two young men have been arrested after they followed two girls from Key Largo park. One man was wearing a mask and held one of the girls against her will, scaring her.

The girls, 15 and 16 years old, were walking home from Key Largo park on June 17th. As they approached Port Largo Villa condominium complex, they realized they were being followed. They ran up the stairs; the 15 year old ran to her condominium door on the second floor, and her friend ran to the third floor.

The 15 year old said she was so scared she had trouble opening the door. Suddenly, she saw a man wearing an “old man” mask standing very close to her, staring at her. She said she had her back to the door and he was standing in front of her not saying anything. She said she was scared and told him if he didn’t leave she would  sic her dog on him. She said he finally left after being threatened with the dog. She said she could see another young man standing downstairs, looking up and laughing.

As he walked away, the man with the mask on took the mask off and she could see his face. Detective Galvez presented the victim with two photo line-ups, during which she was able to identify 20 year old Tyler Magoon and ****name expunged****  as the two suspects.

On Thursday, Detective Galvez arrested both Magoon and ****name expunged**** . The mask was recovered from a vehicle belonging to ****name expunged**** , but being driven by Magoon.

Magoon was charged with false imprisonment and wearing a mask while on someone else’s property. The Florida Statute against wearing a mask reads as follows, “No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing a mask……whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, demand entrance or admission or enter or come upon or into the premises, enclosure, or house of any other person in any municipality or county of this state.

****name expunged****was charged with principle in the first degree to the crime of false imprisonment. Both of them were booked into jail.

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