ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Police say a Florida man carrying his 5-month-old son acted as a lookout while his friend tried to break into a house, then threatened the owner of the home with a knife.
St. Petersburg Police said in a news release that a homeowner found 22-year-old Corey Mathews outside his home Monday, holding a baby in a car carrier.
Police say that when Mathews spotted the homeowner, he alerted another suspect attempting to break into the home. The other suspect fled, and the homeowner called 911 as he followed Mathews. Mathews then pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the man if he kept following him.
Mathews was held Tuesday on $15,000 bond on burglary and other charges. Pinellas County jail records didn't show whether he had an attorney.
Police say Mathews' mother took custody of the baby.