A man who appeared to be stealing bikes in Williamsburg this weekend had an unexpected reaction when caught in a South 3rd street and Bedford building’s storage room by a resident. From DNA info:
The would-be burglar tried to explain away his presence by telling the tenant he was allowed inside the room to sleep overnight because he was drunk, police said.
But the 39-year-old resident knew he was lying because he had been in the storage room 10 minutes earlier and hadn’t spotted the suspect, police said.
When the resident and the suspect walked upstairs together, the tenant saw that the man was carrying a screwdriver, police said.
The resident then called the police, prompting the man to break down and start crying, police said.
“Don’t do this to me,” the man said, according to police.
The suspect then fled the property without his screwdriver or bag, police said.
A 32-year-old resident of the building later reported that his $1,000 road bike was missing from the storage room, police said.
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