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UPDATE: Neighbor lets air out of would-be burglars' tires

POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:54pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:35pm

Two people are in police custody for questioning following a morning house burglary in Tyler.

It happened on the 500 block of Wells St. just before 10:30a.m.

Tyler Police tell KETK, authorities received a call from a man who saw two men kick in his neighbor's back door.

The neighbor told KETK crews on scene that he approached the burglars' vehicle, which was still running outside the house. He punctured the tires with a nearby brick so that they couldn't get away.

The neighbor said that one of the burglars noticed him outside and ran away.

Police arrived shortly afterward and the other burglar ran away too.

Several police officers searched the area and eventually found two men they believed to be the burglars.

They were taken in for questioning and after further investigation, the men were arrested.

Police have identified the men as John Climax, 25, and Shelton Oliver, 19, both of Tyler.

After a brief search, police located two individuals they suspect were involved. They have been taken in for questioning.

They've both been charged with burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.

They are currently in the Smith County Jail.

Shelton Oliver

John Climax


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They are lucky all they did was let the air out of their tires. The Castle Doctrine makes the house a free-fire zone IF THE OWN OWNERS CATCH THEM IN THE HOUSE.

The neighbor did the right thing. Made escape impossible, called the cops, and waited for the fun to begin.

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