WEST BEND, Wis. – The suspect in a weekend burglary was easy to identify: He had left his pants behind at the scene.
The man squirmed out of his pants and shoes while scuffling with the homeowner, police said. Clad in only a hooded sweat shirt and red boxer shorts, he fled from the house on the city's northwest side.
Police later found him hiding in tall grass in a wooded area. They are seeking charges of disorderly conduct, burglary and possession of stolen property.
The homeowner spotted a light in his basement when he returned about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police said Monday. The suspect ran into the garage, could not find his way out and returned to the house, where the homeowner pinned him against a wall.
The homeowner's wife, who had been sleeping upstairs, heard the commotion and called police.
The suspect shimmied out of his pants and fled before officers arrived. A search of his pants turned up property believed to have been taken from a vehicle in the neighborhood, police said.