Residents use key fob to keep suspect locked in car They kept hitting the lock button every time the man tried to get out. By Karen Voyles Staff writer Published: Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:02 p.m. A pair of Columbia County residents used their car's key fob to hold onto a man suspected of trying to steal the car until deputies arrived to arrest the man. Neely Scandizzo The incident began at 5:40 a.m. when a watchful neighbor noticed someone trying to break into the neighbors' car in the 200 block of Southwest Kimdale Loop in Lake City, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The neighbor alerted the car's owners, who discovered a man sitting in their car. "So every time he tried to get out of the car, the owners just kept hitting the lock button on their key fob, and eventually he gave up trying to get out," Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ed Seifert said. Deputies Sean Sikes and Keith Spradley found Travis James Neeley, 19, of 388 S.W. Spaulding Court in Fort White, still inside the car. While the deputies were arresting Neeley, they saw another vehicle passing by the home and being driven by a man deputies suspected of being involved in the attempted car theft, Seifert said. During a brief, predawn chase, deputies said the suspect turned off the car's headlights and then abandoned it near a wooded area. When K-9 teams were unable to find the suspect, a search was begun of homes where the man was known to stay from time to time. Seifert said the suspect was found at about 8:30 a.m. inside a home believed to be his mother's Lake City residence at 665 S.W. Butzer Road. The man was identified as Peter Anthony Scandizzo, 25, of 395 S.W. Thrasher Lane in Lake City. Neeley was charged with burglary of a vehicle, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and trespassing. Scandizzo was charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools, loitering and prowling, conspiracy to commit burglary and resisting arrest.