Phoenix Burglar Breaks Into Home, Leaves with Nothing but an Ass-Kicking by Two Brothers

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This burglar probably wishes he got punched out -- he got smacked with a baseball bat instead.

Phoenix burglary suspect Jose Luis McInturf is lucky he wasn't shot dead after allegedly breaking into a home last week with the residents still inside.

Instead, McInturf, 21, got a well-deserved ass-kicking from the teenage brothers inside.

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According to court documents obtained by New Times, McInturf knocked on the front door of the home, near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road, and went to the side of the house when no one answered.

McInturf forced open a gate, a door to the garage, and finally a door leading into the home, according to court documents.

As soon as he entered the home, he was confronted by a 16-year-old. McInturf, armed with a screwdriver, walked toward him. The 16-year-old walked backwards down a hallway as McInturf made stabbing motions with the screwdriver.

As they passed one of the bedrooms in the middle of the hallway, the 16-year-old's 18-year-old brother came out and started giving McInturf a well-deserved bashing with a metal baseball bat.

That gave the 16-year-old time to go to his bedroom and come back to give McInturf's face a fresh coat of pepper spray.

McInturf was able to get away, but a police officer responding to the call found McInturf, the only guy walking down 67th Avenue with "what appeared to be orange pepper spray on his face," court documents state. (Unfortunately, the pepper spray was washed off before McInturf posed for his mugshot.)

McInturf didn't admit to the burglary but did admit the plastic bag found in his pants was his meth stash.

He didn't get anything from the house except the ass-kicking, according to court documents.

Turns out, McInturf lives with his mommy, less than a mile away from the brothers' house.

McInturf's currently on probation for drug charges, so he probably won't be eligible for bond in this case.

In addition to a pair of drug cases, McInturf also has prior arrests for criminal damage, trespassing, assault, shoplifting, failure to appear, and more.

In this case, McInturf has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, and aggravated assault.

Jose McInturf

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and justice is served.  Too bad they didn't wipe the smirk off his face with that baseball bat.  Would've been an improvement ha!

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Great job to those teenaged brothers for giving this asswipe a nice severe beating.


He should have got more than just an ass whipping but maybe what he got will make him think twice before ever breaking into a persons house again.  Don't you agree or do you think the beating was racially motivated?

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham why would race factor in to anyone Robert? the funny thing is, all the people that you are accussing of being against the law and of being pro-illegal immigration, are the ones on this site commending the two brothers for their actions. you are the one trying to change it from a feel good story about someone stopping crime into a race issue. only a fucking idiot and a closet racist would try to divert the attention from the crime stopping aspect and turn it into a race issue. open your eyes twit, the whole world is flying right past you.  

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@robert_graham How could it have been racially motivated? Just about everyone in that nabe (Maryvale) is Mexican. The perp is Mexi, ditto the brothers. I'm 99% sure about that.


no but whatever beating you may receive will be a reflection of the racially motivated hate you spew jaffy fuck


@bugzbunny What do you mean no?  Should the brothers have welcomed the burglar into their house and maybe cooked them a meal too?  That's probably what you would have done then, right?  If he were white I'd feel the same way.  There is nothing racial about saying that he got the ass whipping he deserved.

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@robert_graham Jaffy, another poster said you may have some picante sauce in you. Is that true? If so, welcome to the club of self-hating Jews, self-hating gays, etc.

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham if thats really how you feel, why werent you on the articles about "wild bill" and his naked gun slinging at a campground? where were you on the debate about Simcox and his pedophilia charges? why were you absent from the Malley article about him pointing a gun at a cop?

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