A press release from the Walnut Creek Police Department prompted those of us working in the newsroom today to wonder if modern criminals are just, well, dumber than they used to be.
The police report that just before 1 p.m. today — that’s broad daylight, folks — a 31-year-old unemployed guy waltzed into the backyard of a Walnut Creek house carrying a backpack. And he did it in full view of a neighbor, who knew the homeowners were away on vacation and he called the police.
The police arrive and find a back window had been removed and they could hear this guy banging around inside the house.
Busted, right? It wasn’t that easy.
Officers told the guy to come out.
Officers and a police dog from Concord searched the house found him hiding in a closet. (Oooh, they’ll never find me here!)
They told the guy to come out.
So, they sent the dog into the closet and the dog bit the guy in the arm.
He came out.