Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 13:14
Crafty neighbours bust burglar with garden hose
A noisy 27-year-old prowler found himself in a bind after he was caught by an alert neighbour Friday afternoon. The sounds of shattering glass caught the 68-year-old Groningen resident’s attention, and he found the younger suspect suspiciously entering the house next door, a police report stated. The older man chased the stranger out of the house, where a struggle ensued leading the men into the hedge alongside a driveway. Another neighbour joined the fracas, and the two good samaritans tied up the suspect’s legs with a garden hose. Officers were called to the scene and found stolen items from the broken-into home on the suspect’s person, police said. The younger man, also from Groningen, was taken into police custody for questioning.