DeKALB – A 36-year-old Florida man remained in DeKalb County Jail on $75,000 bond Monday after his mother called police with her suspicions he had stolen a truck, according to court records.
Daniel P. Forro, of the 1000 block of Lapaloma Terrace in Panama City, Fla., was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of marijuana and resisting a police officer, court records state.
Forro’s mother, a manager at Travel Inn, called police at about 12:35 a.m. Sunday, saying Forro drove a 2001 Ford F150 pick-up truck to the hotel with his girlfriend Saturday night, court records show. The manager told police she suspected the truck was stolen because Forro said he didn’t know who owned it, court records show.
DeKalb police went to Forro’s room at the hotel and ended up wrestling him to the floor after he tried to close the door on an officer.
The officer found a bag of marijuana in plain view in the hotel room, court records show.
Panama City police said Forro stole the truck from his employer, taking it from the lot and never returning, according to court records.
If convicted of the more serious charge he faces, Forro would face between three and seven years in prison. He is next due in court March 25.