Man Walks in on Burglar
Terrance Jones, 46, of Alachua went shopping, inside a home on south west 2nd avenue in Gainesville.
According to police, John Kabboord came home for lunch when he saw a car in his driveway, just blocks away from the University of Florida campus.
"After he blocked the car in, the suspicious car in the driveway, he saw there was damage to his front door and he actually saw the burglar inside his house, at that point he immediately backed away and called police," said Sgt. Greg Armagost, with the Gainesville Police Department.
Police say Jones did not see Kabboord and it wasn't until police arrived three minutes later, that Jones ran out of the house through the back door, empty handed.
After a short chase, police arrested Jones and booked him at the Alachua county jail.
According to records, Jones was released from prison in April, after doing eight years for a home burglary he committed in 2001.
Police say with UF students away for the holiday break, "kick-in-the-door" burglaries are common in the area around campus.
"If there's no cars in the house, make sure it looks as lived in as possible... that there is somebody there; either lights on, TV on, stereo on," said Sgt. Armagost.
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