PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man is behind bars after he picked the wrong house to try to burglarize in Manayunk.
It was early Saturday morning when police say a man tried to break into a home along Station Street near Pennsdale Street.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Students, Staff To Resume Masking As COVID Cases Continue To Rise In City
Authorities say the suspect was using tools and attempting to pick the lock when the door opened and the homeowner, an off-duty Pennsylvania State Trooper, was standing there. He grabbed the suspect and held on until Philadelphia Police arrived and took him into custody.READ MORE: West Philly Double Shooting Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Dead, Teen Hospitalized: Police
It wasn’t clear if the trooper was being targeted or if the thief picked the house at random.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Series Of Gunpoint Robberies In Center City, West Philadelphia
Nobody was hurt and charges are pending.