Burglary Fail: Mesa Thief Arrested for Botched Burglary After Getaway Car Wouldn't Start
According to the Mesa Police Department, two burglars tried to bust into a house near Lindsay and Broadway roads in Mesa about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.
The two were seen backing their car into the driveway of the home, walking to a side door, and trying to kick it in.
Neighbors, meanwhile, were watching the whole thing.
The pair of would-be thieves realized they were being watched and abandoned their plans of burglarizing the house. The two men jumped back in their vehicle and tried to flee -- but the car wouldn't start.
The two men, now realizing a vehicular getaway was out of the question, tried to flee on foot.
One of the men, 19-year-old Jesus Mendoza, Jr, was seen by responding officers trying to jump over a wall at Mesa High School. He was arrested and will be charged with burglary, the department says.
The other suspect has not yet been located.