Delray police toy delivery leads to arrest of felon with stolen gun and car

Luc Tismeus, 23, was arrested on Dec. 23 with a stolen gun (right) and key to a stolen car, according to Delray Beach Police. (Contributed)

DELRAY BEACH — Days after a Delray Beach police officer connected with a resident over a holiday toy delivery, the resident called in a tip that led to the arrest of a convicted felon in possession of a stolen gun and stolen car, according to the police department.

On Friday, police caught Luc Tismeus, 23, with a stolen, fully loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver, a magazine for another gun and the key to a stolen Mitsubishi Eclipse, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

They found Tismeus after the resident called to report someone had been suspiciously tugging at car door handles in the Lucaya Delray neighborhood, at Linton Boulevard and Congress Avenue. Officers first met the resident who called in the tip while they delivered donated toys to the neighborhoods while dressed as Santa Claus as part of the department’s annual toy drive, according to police.

Tismeus was charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, grand theft auto, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed firearm and loitering and prowling.


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