Jacksonville teen tried to steal former UCF QB Blake Bortles' truck


An uninvited guest crashed a Jacksonville Beach house party Wednesday night after trying to steal Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles' pickup truck, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. Bortles, the Jaguars' quarterback, was reportedly attending a party at center Brandon Linder's home when they noticed the stranger. Bortles almost made it far too easy for the teenager to make off with his 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck, leaving his keys inside the vehicle - along with his wallet. Bortles said that nothing appeared to have been removed from the wallet. So he settled for Bortles' wallet, which was also in the unlocked truck.

Surveillance footage at the home caught the thief on camera and allegedly shows the suspect taking Bortles' wallet and attempting to steal the vehicle.

Police said Joseph Horton, 18, entered Bortles' new Ford F-150 and rummaged through the interior, WJXT reported.

The video shows the man - 18-year-old Joseph Horton - going back inside Linder's house. and that's when the players stopped him and held him until police arrived. (Come on, Bortles!) The guy then tried to drive away in the truck, but it was boxed in by other cars. When asked why he was at the party, Horton claimed he was searching for his ex-girlfriend, but no actual guests of the party had any connection to him.

Horton is charged with burglary, trespassing and grand theft.

Horton gave police his address, which turned out to be a multimillion-dollar home on the Intracoastal Waterway just a few blocks down the street.

Neighbors said Horton lives there with his parents, the station noted.