Brevard County Burglar Pleads 5th Amendment

Brevard County man arrested on burglary charges pleads the 5th Amendment.
Brevard County man arrested on burglary charges pleads the 5th Amendment. (Photo: Brevard County Jail)

MELBOURNE, Florida – A Brevard County man who was arrested on burglary charges told Indian Harbour Beach Police that he pleads the 5th Amendment.

On Thursday at approximately 4:00 a.m., police were called to a Brevard County residence from a homeowner stating that a man just attempted to break into her home in Indian Harbour Beach.

The caller said a man threw a potted plant through a back sliding glass door and her husband was actively chasing the suspect on foot.

Joshua Michael Menendez, 25, was seen laying on the sidewalk in the front yard of the neighbor’s house.

Once in custody, Menendez told the officer “I plead the 5th, I want my lawyer, f**k you!”

Menendez then told the officer that he “was going to kill” him. The suspect was then transported to a local hospital because he had injuries to his face when he tripped and fell on the sidewalk.

While at the hospital, Menendez told the officer he was going to violently rape his mother in the “a–” and “mouth.”

Menendez was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was charged with Burglary, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, and Corruption by Threat Against a Public Servant.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.