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Man says he entered home to charge phone

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Police say a Mesa, Ariz., man allegedly carrying burglary tools claimed he broke into a home because he needed to charge his cell phone.

Scott Boe, 24, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools, the Arizona Republic reported Tuesday.

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Boe was apprehended Friday by the homeowner, who also is a detention officer, the Republic reported, noting Boe allegedly admitted he did not have permission to be in the home but said he needed a power outlet to recharge his cell phone.

Boe's backpack, found in the home, allegedly contained several knives, a large pry bar and other tools routinely used by burglars, police told the Republic.

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