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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

With a sheriff's helicopter and K-9 units searching for burglary suspects shortly after a break-in, two men dressed in black jumped into a car they apparently thought was a getaway car, only to bolt again when they noticed the driver was wearing a badge.

Combing a gated community for men who had stolen jewelry from a home, Collier County Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Maxfield saw two men run out of the bushes and toward his unmarked car.

The men's backs were turned as they got into the car, and they didn't notice his sheriff's jacket until they were inside. The men scrambled out of the car, but Maxfield caught up with one of the men who was later charged with grand theft and burglary.

The other man escaped.

Maxfield says, "For me to be in that place, at that time, in that car, everything must have been in alignment."


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