Marathon CBSMiami) – A Miami man was caught reportedly trying to use phony credit cards a grocery store in the Keys.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Off, around 2p.m. Eladio Gonzalez attempted to use fraudulent credit cards at a Publix store in Marathon. The manager called the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
When the deputy arrived, the manager pointed Gonzalez, 35, and handed over two of the cards he allegedly tried to use. He said the man had tried to buy two $300 Publix gift cards using several cards, none of which were legitimate cards.
When Gonzalez saw the deputy walk in, he fled from the store with the deputy on his heels.
Gonzalez ran behind the store and into a wooded area.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
When the officers caught up with him, Sgt. Dennis Coleman ordered Gonzalez to the ground.
The sheriff’s office said Gonzalez didn’t get down, but instead reached into the front of his pants.
Fearing the man had a weapon, Deputy Gonzalez was shocked with a Taser, handcuffed and taken into custody.
Gonzalez’ wallet was recovered from a trash can at Publix. Inside, deputies found 19 fraudulent credit cards and a fake Pennsylvania driver’s license.MORE NEWS: World Aids Day 2021 Reminds Us About The Other Epidemic
He was charged with possessing the fake license, fraudulent use of a credit card, five counts of passing counterfeited credit cards and resisting arrest.