Cape burglary leads to chase, drug bust, arrest

CREATED Jan. 8, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan. 8, 2014

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police made an arrest in an unusual burglary that ended with a chase and drug arrest.

Police believe that 24-year-old Robert Myer Toney of Cape Coral stole a 3 1/2 ton hydraulic car jack and a metal gas can from a home in the 2800 place of NW 19th Avenue.

The victim says Toney had come back to his home, confessed to the crime and offered to pay him for his loss.  The victim gave Toney until this past weekend to make amends but it never happened.  That's when the victim called police.

An officer spotted Toney leaving a home not far from the crime scene and attempted to make a traffic stop.  Police say Toney tried to speed away, even driving down the wrong side of a street and across an empty field to avoid the officer.

Finally Toney came to a stop and police found a cut drinking straw on his person.  He admitted to using it to snort Vicodin.  A search of his vehicle yielded a marijuana grinder with resident inside and a bag containing 39 pills of Vicodin.

Toney was arrested and charged with felony grand theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking an opium derivative and fleeing/eluding police.