Home invasion suspect tells police he was only acting as ‘vigilante’ to get drugs off the street

Home invasion suspect tells police he was only acting as ‘vigilante’ to get drugs off the street
Mark Kramer (Source: Sarasota County Jail)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion and robbery that happened Wednesday night in Sarasota.

Mark Kramer was taken into custody and charged with Home Invasion Robbery with a Firearm. The incident occurred Wednesday night at a home on Bahia Vista and Coleman Avenue. A neighbor called authorities saying that a man all in black holding another at gunpoint in a garage. The neighbor contacted police, who arrived on scene.

When authorities arrived they noticed a gray vehicle speeding away with no lights on and initiated a traffic stop. Officers found Kramer and immediately notice an AR-15 as well as a stolen Samsung phone that was playing an episode of the show ‘Criminal Minds.’ The phone turned out to belong to someone in the home who had been watching the show at the time of the robbery.

Kramer told the authorities that he believed the people in the home were selling narcotics and he was trying to keep drugs off the street. A woman in the home said that Kramer burst in and was making threats against the people in the home before he ran off with the phone.

Kramer is being held in the Sarasota County Jail.

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