SHREVEPORT, LA — A local man broke into a Shreveport home Wednesday afternoon desperate for state fair money.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., officers arrested a man they saw running from a house that had just been burglarized.
Authorities were called to a home in the 4000 block of Gilbert Drive, where a 13-year-old juvenile had phoned his parents saying a strange man was outside knocking on the front door. His parents told him to stay inside while they called for help.
Shortly after his knocks went unanswered, the unknown prowler made his way to the back, where he allegedly kicked in a back door. At that moment, officers arrived on scene and the intruder, later identified as Desmond Moore, 29, of Shreveport, tried to make a run for it, leaving his car behind.
The suspect was quickly caught following a foot chase. Moore was arrested and booked into the city jail after admitting his plan to break into the house to get money for the state fair. He is charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of burglary tools and resisting and officer.