2018-05-12 04:22:13 UTC
about breaking into hundreds of vehicles and stealing a police
officers gun and other equipment from a cop car, authorities said.
Cristian Daniel, 18, confessed to his father, Theodis Daniel, during a
FaceTime conversation while he was at an Austin apartment, according
I said, You broke into a policemans car? I said, 'Nah, nah, Ive
had it with you,' Theodis Daniel told the station. "I said, Man you
gotta stop what youre doing this is getting out of control.' I said,
You gonna stop? And he wouldnt answer me. So I stopped it for him.
Theodis Daniel said his son also admitted to breaking into and
burglarizing about 250 cars. He said his son showed him about five
handguns during their conversation.
He was like, making a joke, bragging about it. Yeah, I broke into
250 cars last week, and I was like, 'How in the hell did you do
that?! 'Oh, I just went after one after another one after another
one, he told KVUE-TV.
Cristian Daniel was charged with one count of theft of a firearm,
according to KHOU-TV. Hes now suspected of several other crimes since
the start of 2018, Austin police said.
A Houston police officer was on vacation in March when his weapon, a
flashlight, a neon police seat, a gas mask, a carry bag, a ticket book
and ammunition were stolen, Austin police said, according to KHOU-TV.
Theodis Daniel said he hasnt helped his son post bond.
I needed him to think about what direction he wanted to take in his
life, he said. He can stay where hes at or does he want to come out
and be a productive, law abiding citizen right now.