Man Caught Stuffing Assault Rifles Down His Pants at Davie Pawn Shop: Police

A 19-year-old man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal assault rifles from a pawn shop in Davie by stuffing them down his pants.

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 was seen Tuesday 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 owner of Public Pawn and Gun at 6798 Stirling Road confronted Alvarez and recovered the $830 weapon before Alvarez fled. He was apprehended a block away by Davie Police and identified by the store owner.

Davie Police said Alvarez later confessed to the crime. He was held on $25,000 bond for grand theft and the violation of a domestic violence injunction.

Jail records did not show whether he had an attorney.

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