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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Bungled burglary a comedy of errors

Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
NACOGDOCHES, TX (News Release) -

Crime is never funny but its hard not to laugh at a criminal who injures himself while committing the crime.

Around 11:30 the night of May 11, 2015, a Lufkin resident heard noises at his front door. When he went to investigate, he saw a young white male running away. To figure out what the young man was doing outside the house, the resident turned to the security camera that monitors the front door. The video showed that the noises were the rocks being thrown at his house and the unknown suspect kicking and hitting the front door.

The suspect is a white male with red, curly hair. From the video, he appears to be in his teens or early twenties. He was wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, boots, and a camouflage-patterned baseball cap.

After throwing rocks, kicking the door, and hitting it with a plastic pipe, the suspect burned his hand trying to unscrew a light bulb. It's not clear whether burglary was his intent, or not, but he damaged the door and glass before grabbing the hot light bulb, tripping over the edge of a raised flowerbed, and stumbling into the darkness.

Online at www.DETCS.tips and www.facebook.com/DETCS you can view the video.

If you can identify the suspect, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, submit a tip online at www.DETCS.tips, or text keyword 639 TIPS and your tip information to CRIMES -- numerically, CRIMES is 274637. All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.


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