Home burglar spins yarn to cops saying he was comforting victims

This wolf forgot to wear the sheep’s clothing. A burglar caught breaking into a Sunset district home Saturday night waltzed out of the crime scene and told cops he was a passerby trying to comfort the frightened victims, who had witnessed the theft.

But the victims told cops otherwise, and the burglar and an accomplice were arrested following the botched heist at a home at 33rd Avenue and Wawona Street, police said.

There was a Good Samaritan involved, but he certainly wasn’t a burglar. The citizen called cops after he saw two suspects walk up to the home. He also heard a loud bang.

When officers arrived, the first suspect who acted the part of the Good Samaritan was quickly arrested. The second suspect tried to make a run for it through neighbors’ backyards, but he was tracked down by a canine unit, police said.

A handgun was found in one of the backyards, police added.

Cops also arrested a suspicious vehicle driven by a woman who may have been the getaway driver. The car was registered to one of the burglary suspects, police said.

All three suspects were arrested.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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