Burglars busted after getaway car gets stuck in mud

Dylan Stableford

A pair of alleged robbers bungled a burglary in Florida after their car got stuck in the mud.

Matthew Swaggerty, 21, and Timothy Marrison, 20, are accused of stealing camera gear, phones and laptops from homes and cars in a Debary, Fla., neighborhood, say local police from Volusia County.

Deputies used a victim's stolen iPhone "phone finder" app to track the suspects. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the pair in their getaway car, a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro, which was stuck in the mud on the side of the road.

The suspects had just stolen a shovel from a nearby home to dig their vehicle out, Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The stolen electronics—worth about $30,000—were found inside the car.

Swaggerty and Marrison confessed to the crime and are being held without bond at Volusia County Jail.

In photos taken at the scene, police are seen laughing as a dejected Marrison sits on the ground next to the Camaro.

"I'm laughing now," Eileen Simoneau, one of the burglary victims, told the Orlando Sentinel. "But the sense of violation, knowing that they were in our home, is terrifying."