Crook’s poor choice of lookout results in arrest 

A man who was arrested for burglary Thursday whined to cops that his “lookout” partner had done a poor job, San Francisco police said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the Dogpatch Saloon on Third Street in the Bayview at about 6:30 a.m.

Police were called to the scene after the bar’s owner, who lives above the establishment, heard breaking glass and banging. When officers arrived, they heard someone shout “Five-O.” The signal was intended to warn the burglar, not the cops, police said.

Cops created a perimeter around the building and eventually found the burglary suspect. He had wrapped himself up in chicken wire, hoping to stay undetected, police said.

“Once found, however, he begged the officers to help him get free, as he had become stuck in the wire,” police said.

He allegedly told cops he was trying to “steal a little something” so he wouldn’t get sick.

He then “lamented on the ineptness of his lookout, who did not warn him adequately of the impending arrival of the police,” Bayview Station said.

He and his terrible lookout man were both booked on burglary charges and conspiracy.

A bar window was broken and two cash registers were damaged during the burglary attempt, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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