Lady Lake man arrested after allegedly stealing ex-girlfriend’s $13,000 tennis bracelet

A 50-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend’s $13,000 tennis bracelet.

Michael Carlo Pernaselci was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a charge of grand theft.

He and the woman had been living together in August at the Cove Apartments in Lady Lake when he a took the platinum bracelet adorned with diamonds and sapphire gems, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.

When the woman discovered the bracelet was missing, she asked Pernaselci if she should report it. He told her that she likely left it somewhere and that it was “probably long gone,” according to the report.

However, Pernaselci later texted a photo of the bracelet to another woman.

He denied taking the bracelet. He said he did not have the photo or the text message due to storage issues with his flip phone.

He was booked at the Lake County Jail. Bond was set at $2,000.