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Burglar says he's just a repairman

Posted: August 8, 2011 6:48 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2011 6:48 p.m.

Deputies were searching Monday for a man who attempted to break into a woman's Canyon Country home Sunday night and, when confronted by the homeowner, told her he was an air conditioning repair man.

The woman reported she heard someone jiggling her front door shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday and, thinking it was her daughter returning home, didn't bother to get out of bed, a Sheriff's Department report said.

She then heard a loud banging on the back door followed by the sound of tugging, "as if someone was trying to pull the door open," deputies wrote.

At that point, the woman yelled for her daughter and turned on the lights.

"When the victim walked to the glass (back) door, she saw a shadow figure with a flashlight beam going through her backyard toward the north side of her house," deputies reported.

The woman opened the front door of her Florabunda Road home and saw the suspect heading toward a white Toyota Tundra parked in her driveway.

She asked him what he was doing, the report said, and "The suspect replied that he was a air conditioner repair man." He then drove off in the pickup.

The suspect was described as a bald white man in his 30s, about 5-foot-11-inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.

He had tattoos on both arms and was wearing a sleeveless white shirt and blue-jean shorts.

No one was hurt and nothing was reported damaged or taken. Deputies were investigating the incident as an attempted burglary.



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