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Cops: Fla. man went on date while friend burglarized woman's home

Florida police say they've arrested a conspiring Casanova who took an 18-year-old woman out on a date while his accomplice broke into her home and stole $4,300 worth of her property. WTVJ-TV's Christina Hernandez reports.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Police said they nabbed a man accused of taking an 18-year-old woman out on a date while his accomplice broke into her home, stealing $4,300 worth of her property.

“She was betrayed, she was set up,” Lt. Joe McHugh of the Coral Springs Police Department told NBCMiami.com.

Read more about the alleged Casanova case at NBCMiami.com

Police said Anthony Maldanado, 18, had a friend rob the 18-year-old woman's home while the two met for lunch at a nearby restaurant.


He was taken into custody without incident on charges of residential burglary and grand theft and taken to Miami-Dade County Jail, where he later posted $4,500 bond, police said.

According to police, Maldanado, using the alias “Florenciano Valentino,” met Kelley Galbraith, 18, at a party a week before they went out to lunch at an Applebee’s in Coral Springs on Feb. 25. While they were on their date, Maldanado’s partner broke into Galbraith’s house through a window and stole “several high-value items,” police said.

The woman said that before he left Applebee’s, Maldanado stole her cell phone and left her with the bill, police added.

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