Fort Myers man arrested for stealing puppy facing new charges in stealing spree

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The same man arrested for stealing a 9 week old Shih Tzu is now facing new charges over what the Cape Coral Police are calling the killing spree.

William Drumheller, 42 of Fort Myers, first made headlines after being caught by surveillance cameras on June 5, the Shih Tzu tucked under his shirt and walking out of the store. The puppy wasn’t where it left off.

Newly released Cape Police records indicate that Drumheller performed at Sunshine Jewelry on June 4, where he tried on a sterling silver chain.

He then asked to use the bathroom, where he left the building with the $ 135 trinket instead.

On the same day, he stole a set of earrings and necklaces from Diamonds by Dianne.

Police said he went into the store and claimed that he bought an engagement ring. When the seller was cleaning a ring, he grabbed the jewelry for $ 174.

As if that weren’t enough, the Cape Police filed even more charges against Drumheller on Friday. This time for stealing jewelry from Capital Pawn.

“I just took something that wasn’t his and went out,” said Master Corporal Phil Mullen of the Cape Coral Police Department. “That means it’s almost a rampage.”

The newest foray on the Cape is just a few miles apart on Del Prado Boulevard.

“It’s just crazy to think that your neighbor, someone around you, your children, your family, could do something like this,” said Tre Loring, a Cape Coral resident.

This is not Drumheller’s first attempt at sticky fingers.

On two separate occasions in late May, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said he had stolen power tools from Cape Pawn and Jewelry in North Fort Myers. He later pawned the items on Larry’s Pawn.

Drumheller was arrested Tuesday for stealing the puppy.

Since then, the Cape Police have brought further theft charges across the river.

“I don’t know why he’s stealing or what the reason is,” said Mullen. “There’s really no good reason for it, but he’s not going to make it behind bars.”

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