Remorseful Florida Burglar Turns Himself in to Police

A burglar who regretted his actions is facing felony charges after turning himself in to a Gainesville police officer.

According to Alachua County jail records, 55-year-old Robert G. Dillingham is charged with burglary of a conveyance and possession of burglary tools. Bond had not yet been set, but Dillingham was expected to appear in court on Thursday.

It was unclear if he already had an attorney.

Police say Dillingham approached an officer who was investigating an attempted break-in of a vehicle Wednesday and turned over a claw-type device. He told the officer he had attempted the break-in and felt remorseful.