Thursday, December 13, 2007
Caught With Burglary Tools, 2 Men Say They Were Fixing Toilet
APPLETON, Wis. — A police officer didn't buy the story offered by two men who were seen in the early morning hours, walking out from behind a local restaurant that was burglarized the night before.
The officer found they had some interesting gear with them — channel-lock pliers, a screwdriver, other tools and a flashlight.
No problem, they told the officer, explaining they were going to help a friend fix a toilet.
But the officer said they couldn't give a last name, phone number or address for the friend.
The two men, one 19 and the other 18, wound up booked into Outagamie County Jail on Wednesday for possession of tools that could be used for burglary.
According to police, the officer also found a large crowbar stuck in a snow bank and footprints in the snow leading to back doors of several businesses.
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