Elgin Cop Arrests Man Breaking Into His Home
ELGIN (CBS) — A northwest suburban police officer got a surprise Wednesday when he went home for a lunch break and found a 21-year-old neighbor burglarizing his home.
The Elgin police officer, working the afternoon patrol shift, went to his home in the 500 block of Redtail Ridge in Elgin about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday for lunch and found a window screen missing and a light on in the second-floor apartment, a release from police said.
Oh, that is damn funny. It sounds like the guy was from the officer's neighborhood and knew when he was on the job, and stopped by to help himself to the officer's firearms and other stuff. He didn't expect him to come home for lunch, obviously, and wound up having his promising criminal career cut a bit short.
Now, some would be tempted to call this a failure in the victim selection process, but I'd disagree. It sounds like our promising young criminal knew exactly who the victim was, but failed to account for the officer coming home for dinner in his nefarious plans. That's not victim selection failure, that's prior planning failure. Had he observed the officer in question, he might have noticed he came home mid-shift to eat.
In any case, he's going to jail for being a dumbass...
That is all.