Break-In at a Bug-Tented Home
Victim says burglars are stupid to have chosen fumigated house.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: May 14th, 2012
ne homeowner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is getting the last laugh after two burglars were arrested after breaking into a home that was being fumigated for bugs. The home had been tented, but that apparently wasn't a good enough deterrent for Darrin Green, 20, and an un-named 17-year-old boy.
"They're obviously not very smart to go inside a house full of poison." -- homeowner T.V. Sagnella
The two were arrested on a burglary charge after breaking into T.V. Sagnella's home, and the owner had one thing to say: "They're obviously not very smart to go inside a house full of poison. I wouldn't kill myself for an Xbox."
The burglars were able to get into the home without tipping off the alarm, but since fumigation tents are an obvious sign that no one's home, Sagnella and his family had set up cameras inside the home that allowed them to monitor the home.
The home's alarm eventually did go off, though, and police arrived while the burglars were still inside.
"When the police surrounded...they just dropped everything and ran," Sagnella said.
But while police were outside the home, they got a tip that some of the jewelry that had been taken from the home had been taken to a local flea market to be sold, and officers were able to apprehend the two boys.
As for the poison, it must have been a pretty tough break-in.
"It was burning my eyes standing 10 feet from the house," Sagnella said. "I'm sure [the thieves] were in some pain."