arrested a man for burglary after he told officers he was chasing “white guys” away from a home at about noon Nov. 25 in the 2400 block of Dickinson Street.
The man told police he had entered the house to look for potential burglars.
He said he saw "two white males" exiting the house out of the front door, and that he went inside the residence to check for others.
Police said the owner of the house was in jail at the time of the incident, and she asked a man and a woman to watch the house and feed the dogs while she is away.
The man who agreed to watch the house said he went to check on the house and he saw a purple Chevrolet Cavalier backed up to the fence in the driveway.
He told police he went inside the house and saw a black man emerging from the basement, who appeared to be out of breath.
The man police arrested said he had chased “some white guys” out of the house, according to police.
The man watching the house said he did not see anyone running on the street.
There was a 40-inch flat-screen television missing from a wall of the house and located in the backyard next to the gate according to police. It was covered with a sheet.
The man watching the house said the trunk of the Cavalier was open and the backyard gate was open as well.
He added he and the woman were the only two people with permission to enter the house.
The man police arrested told police he was driving by and noticed the door was “wide open” and he went inside to make sure everything was “OK.”
He said he saw two white males exit the house and he began chasing them. The man said he knew the owner was in jail.
The man told police he had opened the trunk of his car because he was trying to “sneak up” on the “suspects.”
Officers found five mounting screws in the man’s front pocket during the arrest according to police.
Police also found a Nintendo Wii with accessories and games in the front seat of the Cavalier.
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