It was a bad start to the new year for a near-naked ex-con on felony probation as he picked the wrong office building in South Pasadena to burglarize and found himself surrounded by cops ready to send in a police dog.
He was forced to strip by officers to show he had no weapons, but he was allowed to keep his jeans on as he said he wasn’t wearing any underwear.
It began when the suspect set off an alarm while breaking into the office building in the 1400 block of Huntington Drive, said South Pasadena Police Sgt. Matthew Ronnie.
“He sets off the alarm and activates the owner’s cellphone,” Ronnie said. The owner had a video feed of what was happening at the building and contacted police.
Officers quickly surrounded the three-story office building Sunday and Ronnie said he announced to the suspect that a police K-9 dog would be going in to search the building. The suspect responded that he wanted to talk to a supervisor.
“He spoke to the supervisor, me, and we arranged a peaceful surrender,” Ronnie said. The man agreed to strip down to his jeans since he wore no underwear and come out, which happened around 10 p.m.
The suspect was arrested for suspicion of burglary, the sergeant said. Police did not provide his identity or other details about his criminal past.
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—City News Service
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