Lakeland, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Polk County deputies have arrested a Lakeland man for looting a restaurant and for violating the Hurricane Irma curfew.
Investigators say 25 year-old Mark Elortegui broke into Dona Julia's Mexican Restaurant on South Florida Avenue and took food and alcohol. Deputies say it all happened during the state of emergency and during the midnight to 5 a.m. countywide curfew.
Deputies managed to arrest Elortegui during an unrelated criminal mischief call at the Wilmington Apartments in Lakeland. Deputies say they got their man after recognizing him on surveillance video from the restaurant burglary. Deputies say they found some of the stolen goods at the apartment complex.
Photo courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office