Burglar Nabbed After He Answers Victim's Phone

Burglar Nabbed After He Answers Victim's Phone

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RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) -- An alleged cookie-snatching burglar just couldn't help answering the phone at the victim's home -- twice.

Police Detective Kevin Fuller said the 23-year-old Roy man, who already was being sought in a 2003 theft, broke into a Riverdale home Friday around 5 p.m.

The phone rang; he answered it.

The caller hung up and called her mother to alert her of someone in the home.

The mother called the home, and the man answered the phone again and also identified himself as the man she had kicked out the previous night. It's not known why he was kicked out of the home the day before.

Off-duty Riverdale Detective Nolan Geilmann heard the call and thought he'd drop by the home to see if the responding officers needed anything. However, a good distance from the wrong address given, he saw a suspicious man walking down the street. Geilmann stopped the man, who gave his name, which Geilmann recognized as the suspect from the 2003 case.

While inside the Riverdale home Friday, the man allegedly stole a power drill and cookies.

Fuller said the man admits stealing the drill, but "he maintains he bought the cookies and left them there from the day before."

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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