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Florida thief used pool floats to ‘sexually gratify’ himself

Florida thief who stole pool floats from gardens and then used them to ‘sexually gratify’ himself says he took them instead of raping women

  • Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, Florida, who to stealing pool floats to ‘sexually gratify’ himself over a seven month period where he stole up to 75
  • When arrested, Monnin, 35, told officers the motive behind his burglaries was to ‘sexually gratify’ himself with the pool floats instead of raping women, police say
  • One victim is understood to be pressing charges after Monnin slashed her pool screen which prevents foliage getting into the water in order to steal the floats
  • Monnin was previously arrested for burglary and petit theft in 2008. He has been transferred to Brevard County Jail under $16,000 bond where he awaits his trial

Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, Florida, who admitted to stealing pool floats to ‘sexually gratify’ himself 

A thief who stole pool floats from back gardens in Florida which he then used to ‘sexually gratify’ himself has been arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Police were alerted to sneak thief Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, following a spate of bizarre robberies where pool enclosure screens were cut and novelty floats were stolen. 

On Thursday Florida police stopped Monnin on his bicycle as a suspicious person and was found to be carrying a white garbage bag which contained deflated pool floats, an arrest report said. 

Monnin told officers the motive behind his burglaries was to ‘sexually gratify’ himself with the pool floats instead of raping women, authorities said afterwards. 

‘Defendant stated that he sexually gratifies himself with the floats and does this instead of raping women,’ the arresting officer said, the SD reported. 

On Thursday Florida police stopped Monnin on his bicycle as a suspicious person and was found to be carrying a white garbage bag which contained deflated pool floats, an arrest report said (file image shows a pool float like the ones Monnin allegedly stole)

On Thursday Florida police stopped Monnin on his bicycle as a suspicious person and was found to be carrying a white garbage bag which contained deflated pool floats, an arrest report said (file image shows a pool float like the ones Monnin allegedly stole)

After confessing to being the pool float thief, Monnin then led officers to a nearby home where he had stashed some 75 floats, including many that matched the ones reported missing over the course of seven months.   

Monnin was arrested for burglary and petit theft in 2008. He has been transferred to Brevard County Jail under $16,000 bond.

One victim is understood to be pressing charges after Monnin cut her pool screen, which prevents dirt and foliage from getting into the water, in order to steal the floats.

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