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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tattoos led New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies to a man wanted for allegedly breaking through the roof of a convenience store early yesterday morning.

Detectives arrested David Andrew Cox at his home on Shawnee Trail Lane early this morning. Cox was identified through his tattoos. They match the ink on the back of the man seen on surveillance video falling through the roof and ceiling of Monkey Junction Pit Stop at 4902 Carolina Beach Road.

Cox is charged with breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools. He is in jail under a $2,500 secure bond.

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2015 years 9 months ago

In addition to Jersey Shore, there are Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes and more of their ilk who are not from NC. On the other hand, David Brinkley and Charles Kuralt were both born in Wilmington. Howard Cosell is from Winston-Salem. There are quite a few actors, actresses and musicians from North Carolina as well. Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009 graduated from Hoggard as did Kimberly Munley, the civilian officer credited with helping take down the Ft. Hood shooter. There are also numerous well-known athletes that came out of North Carolina. New Hanover County schools alone produced Roman Gabriel, Sonny Jurgensen, Alge Crumpler, Connor Barth and Jay Ross of the NFL; Trot Nixon, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, who, by the way, was just named the second all-time best right fielder of the team; and the most famous to come out of New Hanover County’s schools is Michael Jordan. Do you care to make any further arguments?

2015 years 9 months ago

Did you check to find out where he went to school first? Not everybody that lives here went to school here. If you have such a problem with NC schools (or anything else here), there’s a bus station in Wilmington. Feel free to purchase a ticket on the next bus out of here. Don’t like it, leave it. In advance, thank God and Greyhound you’re gone.

2015 years 9 months ago

Have you ever seen an episode of “Jersey Shore”?

2015 years 9 months ago

FYI…He wasn’t born here nor did he attend schools in NC. Get your facts straight before assuming. Thanks

2015 years 9 months ago

Just look at that mug! The intelligence abounds! I heard the thought he was breaking into the Walgreens to steal opiates. Picked the wrong roof…

It’s boys like this that really go out of their way to make their mammas proud!

2015 years 9 months ago

As I stated once before, North Carolina schools produce some of the dumbest people in this country! Anyone care to argue?


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