Sonic Booms Lead To Burglary Arrests (Shuttle helps bag delinquents)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Sonic booms caused by space shuttle Endeavour early Wednesday morning led to the arrest of two teens accused in five car burglaries in Osceola County.
Melvin Andrew Manning Jr., 18, and Justin Dinzey, 18, both of St. Cloud, were arrested on burglary charges.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, a woman in the Remington Way subdivision in Kissimmee was awakened around 2:30 a.m., just before Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center.
The woman said she woke up after hearing the sonic booms, looked out her window and saw two people inside her car in her driveway, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies conducted a search of the area and found the teens a short time later.
The teens were arrested and also told deputies about four other car burglaries and a residential burglary, the Sheriff’s Office said. The teens could face more charges.
A sonic boom, which sounds like an explosion, is caused by shock waves created by a supersonic flight.