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Florida Man Pretends His iPhone Was A Gun To Stop Suspected Burglar From Stealing Car

When a Miami homeowner believed a man was attempting to break into his car, he managed to find a clever way to protect his property.

According to The New York Post, the homeowner held his iPhone like it was a gun and made the suspect get on the ground with his hands behind his back until police arrived.

“I immediately called 911, and while talking to the police, I came outside. I pointed the phone to him, and I said, ‘Lay down.’ I start screaming, ‘What are you doing there?’ And he tried to come towards me, and I said, ‘Stay there. Don’t come here,’” the homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous said.

“The phone is black, so just pointing at him, it’s just like a weapon,” he said.

It took about six minutes for Miami Beach Police to arrive, but when they did, they praised the homeowner for a “good job” on how he handled the situation.

The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Sheldon Johnson and is facing a slew of charges, including burglary, attempted grand theft auto and resisting arrest.


About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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