WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A burglary suspect apparently didn’t notice that the Minnesota house he was targeting had a sheriff’s squad car parked outside.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says his wife called him Thursday evening to say someone was trying to break into their Lewiston home.

Brand says he rushed home and found a man reaching through a broken glass door trying to unlatch the door.

The sheriff says he wrestled the 37-year-old man to the ground and held him until police arrived.

A KAGE-AM report says the suspect produced a breath-alcohol test of 0.33, more than four times the legal limit for driving.

Brand says the suspect had walked by the sheriff’s own squad car to enter the garage and steal the hammer used to smash the glass door.

No one was hurt.

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Comments (7)
  1. Swamp Rat says:

    Good Crooks don’t drink and burgle the Sheriff’s house! LMAO!!! Wish I could have seen this live. This is one robbing under the influence, ‘RUI’, that should have made the weekly Crimestoppers highlights reels. Still LMAO!!! This you can’t make-up.

  2. HLS says:

    NOT unlucky – S T U P I D

  3. DHM says:

    WOW!! This guy should make the list of the worlds stupidest criminals. Are you serious walk by a sheriffs car parked in the driveway and you still try burglarizing the place what a idiot..

  4. Sandy says:

    Yep, all of the above previous comments! LMAO!!!!

  5. Wake Up says:

    I wonder if this will make the “worlds stupidist criminals show” Seriously how stupid do you have to be to walk by a sheriff’s car in the driveway and then break into the home – LMFAO

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