TUCSON, Arizona — He got caught hanging around.
A dim-witted thief got hung out to dry after getting his baggy shorts caught on the spiked fence of an Arizona school while making his getaway.
Officials at the Tucson Unified School District say the incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Friday when a locksmith spied a man trying to get into some rooms at the Miles Exploratory Learning Center.
When the man saw that he had been spotted, he bolted and tried to make his getaway by hopping over the school’s spiked fence. But his leap fell short and his shorts snagged on the spikes leaving him dangling upside down in his underwear with his pants around his ankles.
When passerby Jesse Sensibar saw what was going on, he snapped a picture.
“One more reason not to jump fences in baggy pants,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I was going to help him off the fence but by the time I got back around the block the cops were rolling up two cars deep.”
“I don’t know what his story was but it must not have been good enough, fifteen minutes later when I went back by the other direction going home he was cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera,” Sensibar continued.