A man was arrested on Thursday after authorities say he took photos of a Sarasota Gardens deep cut garden.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said a man went to a Walgreens at 1475 E. 9th St. at around 3 p.m.


The store was not equipped to handle large amounts of customers, deputies said.

Deputies said a store employee told them that the man asked for a large amount of food and drinks, and that he didn’t want to be late because of the deep cut.

The employee said he could not take photos.

When deputies arrived at the Walgys, they said they found the man, who was arrested.

He was booked into the Sarasota county jail on suspicion of taking pictures of a garden with intent to sell.

Deputy Jeff Gorman said the man has not yet been charged.

He said they do not believe any other photos were taken.

Gorman said this type of thing is a common occurrence in the area, especially on weekends.