Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles reportedly prevented a thief from stealing valuables, including his truck, while at a Jacksonville Beach house party held at the home teammate Brandon Linder on Wednesday night.
According to the report, 18-year-old Joseph Horton broke into several vehicles parked outside the party, including Bortles’ Ford F-150, which was unlocked with the keys inside. Surveillance video showed Horton taking Bortles’ wallet from the truck and witnesses say the teen tried to drive away in Bortles’ F-150 but was boxed in by other cares so he instead decided to enter the home. That was another poor decision.
Bortles and two his friends held Horton under “close watch” until police arrived, according to WJXT-4.
Horton was arrested and charged with burglary, trespassing and grand theft. Bortles wallet, which was taken out his truck, was later found outside the home.