by Michael Hone
Assaults owner with a broom in bid to escape capture
BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais – An unusual story caught our attention this morning: a burglar—clad only in underwear—attempted to rob a bakery in Varginha, about 148 miles south of the state capital, and was arrested after an altercation with the bakery’s owner, according to a story on g1.globo.com.
Around 2 am, the owner—who lives upstairs—of the bakery heard noises coming from the establishment and went down to investigate. That is when he confronted the nearly-nude burglar who was rifling-around looking for something to steal.
The owner called police and tried to hold the suspect, who retaliated with blows from a broom and escaped. The action was all caught by closed circuit security cameras.
The would-be burglar managed to get away through the back door of the establishment and then he ran around the neighborhood. He was apprehended by Military Police and taken to the police station.
Brazilian online news source for this article: G1 Minas Gerais