LAND O’ LAKES — Two men were arrested and charged with home invasion robbery on Saturday after the beating of a woman and the attempted theft of her boyfriend’s laptop, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report said.
Scott Ryan Bartolotti, 33, of 2554 Martha Lane, Land O’ Lakes, said that the woman is his former girlfriend and that she owed him money, the report said.
According to the sheriff’s office:
Bartolotti shoved his way into a home on Audrey Road after his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend opened the front door. Inside, Bartolotti pushed his former girlfriend to the floor, punched her, ripped glasses off of her face and disabled her cellular phone as she attempted to call 911.
Robert Ryan McIntosh, 29, also of 2554 Martha Lane, helped restrain the man and woman during the incident, which ended after Bartolotti also tried to steal the man’s laptop computer.
Two of the man’s neighbors responded to his calls for help, and Bartolotti and McIntosh left the scene in a 2003 GMC Envoy, later found at their residence.
McIntosh told investigators that he was asleep when he and Bartolotti arrived at the Audrey Lane residence. He said that he went inside after he heard Bartolotti yelling for help.
Bartolotti was also charged with grand theft and tampering with a witness. He was being held in the Land O’ Lakes Jail on Monday with bail set at $160,000.
Records show that Bartolotti has been arrested 10 times in Pasco County since 2010, mostly on charges related to theft, marijuana possession and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
A Tampa native, Bartolotti in January 2012 was sentenced to 150 days in the Land O’ Lakes Jail after being arrested and charged with violating probation related to grand theft and marijuana possession; he was released in April 2012, records show.
Bartolotti served 10 days in the Land O’ Lakes Jail after a 2011 incident in which he left the scene of an accident involving property damage, records show.
McIntosh was being held in the Land O’ Lakes Jail on Monday with bail set at $20,000, records show.