If he wasnt yet, rising star Jaguars QB Blake Bortles definitely just solidified his status as Jacksonvilles local hero.
According to multiple sources, Bortles and several of his teammates were at a house party at offensive lineman Brandon Linders house in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday. Late that night, Bortles and Jags lineman Chris Reed noticed a suspicious guy lurking outside the property looking into Bortles truck. (RELATED: THE AWESOME REASON BENGALS FANS ARE DONATING TO BLAKE BORTLES)
When they realized he wasnt invited to the party, they called the cops, worried he might cause an issue. The young man, 18, is named Joseph Horton and was supposedly held inside Linders house until all police arrived on scene. He was charged with burglary, grand theft and trespassing.
But once the cops arrived on scene and examined security camera footage, they realized the young alleged perpetrator indeed seemed to have suspicious intentions.
“Cops checked the surveillance video from the home and saw the man walk up from the street and get into Blakes black Ford F-150 truck, which was unlocked with the keys inside,” TMZ reports. “Footage allegedly shows the suspect stealing Blakes wallet — and then attempting to leave with the truck … but he was boxed in by other cars and couldnt get out.”
Its great to know that nobody was hurt during the incident and Blake Bortles didnt get any of his stuff stolen. But its also hilarious to picture this kid being held inside an NFL players house while they wait for the cops to come. It makes you wonder what they talked about.
Im sure this kid knew who Blake Bortles was. If Im Joseph Horton, Id be exceedingly embarrassed that I brought such shame to my city and tried to rip off our star QB. Thatll put a huge dent in your street cred.
Although Blake Bortles is such a cool guy, he probably didnt even mind. I wouldnt be surprised if they all shared a laugh at the end of this.
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