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Man likely injured in botched burglary, police say

Original post made on May 3, 2012

What initially appeared to be a grisly suicide attempt Tuesday in Mountain View is more likely the result of a burglary gone terribly wrong, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:45 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

I would LOVE to see a drug test done on this guy, since his blood is so readily available.

Posted by moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

Premature to call this karma?

Posted by Jay, a resident of South of Midtown
on May 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

Such a shame he couldn't complete his burglary.

Posted by Anne, a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on May 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

It's nice when things just work out right.

Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Well, I do not really wish harm on him, or on anyone else, but I do think it would be worthwhile checking him out and seeing why he did what he did. Drugs or alcohol could explain both why he did it and why it went so wrong. Seems like both he and society should be protected from his actions.

Follow-on question: Okay, this burglary went wrong, but were there other, previous burglaries by this guy that went better?

Posted by maury, a resident of Barron Park
on May 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

If he had succumbed to his injury, we would have another candidate for the Darwin Award.

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Groucho Marx line, "There must be somebody I can sue."

Posted by Phil, a resident of Downtown North
on May 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

As far as constituting the crime of burglary Jay from Midtown, all the prosecution needs to establish is entry into the building with the intent to steal something. The crime of burglary was established as soon as this guy entered the building. A removal or taking of property need not occur.

Posted by Bleezy, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

La Bamba's carnitas are top notch. I hope they're OK.

Posted by Kira, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

Don't eat the salsa!

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