Toilet flush gives away burglars

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two alleged burglars in Middletown, Conn., were nabbed after one of them was betrayed by an act of nature that led, naturally, to flushing a toilet, police say.

A homeowner was pulling her car into the driveway of her house Wednesday around noon when she heard the sound of a toilet flushing, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday.


She pulled out of the driveway to a spot nearby and called police. The woman then followed an alleged intruder in her car, relaying information to police after he emerged from the house and took off on foot, the newspaper said.

Police apprehended Said Oruczadeh, 23, of Middletown carrying $9,905 worth of jewelry and later arrested Derek Mandeville, 21, also of Middletown whom police claim is an accomplice.

Both were being held on burglary-related charges, the Courant said.

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