Homewood Man Fakes Going to Work, Foils Potential Burglar
A Homewood homeowner deceived a youth thought to be responsible for two recent crimes in the 17900 block of Loomis Ave.
A juvenile, whose name was not released, received a municipal ordinance violation citation for disorderly conduct after attempting to enter a home in the 17900 block of Loomis Avenue at 9:03 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.
The homeowner told police he faked going to work because of a theft and a burglary that occurred each of the two previous days. The man pulled his car out of his driveway, parked it a block away and then walked back home.
The man listened inside as the youth tried first the front door and then the back. He threw open the back door when he heard the youth trying to turn the handle. The homeowner told police the boy never entered the home and he fled east when confronted. Police caught up to the youth in the 1800 block of Hood Avenue.
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