Fence catches Arizona burglary suspect with his pants down

By Ben Hooper  |  Updated March 28, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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March 28 (UPI) -- A burglary suspect caught in the act at an Arizona school tried to jump a spiked fence and ended up hanging upside down with his pants around his ankles.

Michelle Valenzuela, a spokeswoman for the Tucson Unified School District, said a locksmith working at Miles-Exploratory Learning Center spotted a man trying to get into locked rooms about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The man noticed the locksmith and fled, attempting to escape by jumping a tall spiked fence.

The suspect's attempt was nearly successful -- but his baggy pants got caught on the fence's spikes, and he ended up hanging upside down with his pants around his ankles.

A photo of the unusual sight was snapped by Jesse Sensibar, who was passing by with Kristin Woodall.

Sensibar posted the photo to Facebook.

"I was going to help him off the fence but by the time I got back around the block the cops were rolling up two cars deep," he wrote. "I don't know what his story was but it must not have been good enough, fifteen minutes later when I went back by the other direction going home he was cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera."

Valenzuela confirmed the man was arrested by Tucson police.

No students were at the school at the time of the incident because the district is on Spring Break, Valenzuela said.

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