Florida Burglar Out on Bond Steals Woman’s Boots – Accidentally Shoots Himself with Stolen Gun

Justin McCall, 28, of Crestview, is in the Okaloosa County Jail after he shot himself in the leg with a stolen gun.

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McCall allegedly broke into several cars in the Lake Arthur Estates subdivision. Early the following day, a woman who lives on highway 85 called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s 911 center to report a man was outside her home with a gunshot wound to his leg.

McCall accidentally shot himself in the leg with a firearm stolen from one vehicle while breaking into a car at another home on January 4th.

Okaloosa Deputies and paramedics arrived, and McCall was transported to the local hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound.

On that same day, a burglary victim called and advised that someone had broken into her garage and rummaged through her car on Zach Avenue. She stated that stolen items included a Tory Burch purse and her wallet with money inside. She also told 911 operators that her neighbor had surveillance footage from the area and guess who was spotted wearing the victim’s white Sperry boots stolen out of her garage! Investigators could not confirm if the stolen boots matched the stolen purse.

At the time of these crimes, McCall was out on bond for two burglaries. He was also on felony probation for a previous theft of a firearm. Overall, he has had 13 felony guilty convictions since 2012 in Florida, including six for burglary, four for grand theft, and one for grand theft of a firearm – Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office.

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Okaloosa County investigators reviewed surveillance footage from multiple homes in the subdivision and identified McCall as the burglar.

After his release from the hospital, McCall was arrested and charged with 12 charges ranging from grand theft, burglary to an unoccupied structure, vehicle burglary, criminal mischief under $1000, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as four counts of probation violation.


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