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Man confronts homeowner during burglary, arrested in neighbor's backyard

Original post made on Nov 27, 2019

A man who startled two women in the middle of a home burglary in Old Palo Alto on Monday got away with money, electronics and other property, but didn't get far; officers were able to arrest him in a neighbor's backyard, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:07 PM

Comments (4)

26 people like this
Posted by Fair
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 27, 2019 at 8:34 am

"Alleged robbery." I wonder if the victims perceive this as an, "alleged robbery."

Thank you PAPD!


40 people like this
Posted by Lauren
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 27, 2019 at 10:04 am

I am a 38yr old Women who lives alone. I have a dog and my hand gun. This man was lucky he did not choose my house. Glad the women were not hurt but still very scary.


21 people like this
Posted by R. Ortiz
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 27, 2019 at 8:24 pm

How frightening.

While I do not endorse the irresponsible ownership of firearms, the intruder could have been justifiably shot had he illegally entered someone's home with the sole intention of burglarizing and/or terrorizing the inhabitants.

No big loss if such an individual is eradicated from society.


6 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 28, 2019 at 5:55 am

My my, looks like the second amendment is alive and well in Palo Alto.


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