Sometimes nothing goes according to plan.
Peter Studley had one of those days
According to the release:
The 52-year-old Ormond Beach man allegedly broke into the manager’s room at a hotel. While he was busy stealing money and ransacking the room the manager walked in on him.
The manager immediately recognized Studley because he had been a guest at the motel for the past month. When Studley tried to escape from a window, the manager grabbed his legs and tried to prevent him from climbing out. Studley, however, did manage to escape.
But not for long.
Moments later, Studley allegedly found another crime of opportunity — he broke into a parked van by smashing the window and leaving blood droplets on the vehicle.
That's when the van's owner showed up and Studley again fled.
About two hours after the burglaries were reported, a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy spotted Studley walking and sporting a big clue — fresh cuts to both arms and his right leg.
He also had money and jewelry on him that was taken during the motel burglary.
And the coup de grâce: Deputies reviewed surveillance video showing Studley breaking into the van.
Studley has been charged with grand theft, two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.
He has been charged with grand theft, two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.
Get the DUHtails from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office release.
Photo: Volusia County Jail / November 7, 2011