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Burglar uses lawnmower as getaway vehicle

A neighbor called police, and officers caught the suspect soon after. A neighbor called police, and officers caught the suspect soon after.
(Source: Dougherty Co. Police) (Source: Dougherty Co. Police)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police say 43-year-old Kenneth Hurley, who broke in to a home to steal guns, a trailer, and a riding lawn mower, tried to use the machine as a get away vehicle.  But the man didn't go very far.

It happened around 6 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor spotted someone taking items out of a home on Coley Avenue.

The neighbor called police, and officers caught the suspect soon after.

"He took a stove. A full size stove. A couple of firearms. Like I said the mower and tools. A compressor. Stuff like that from around the house. Just household items," said Sgt. Ted Wertz with Dougherty County Police.

Hurley is charged with burglary, theft by taking, possession of tools for a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

They apprehended him while pulling a trailer full of stolen items with the lawn mower through a pecan orchard just a couple of blocks away.

Police arrested and charged him with burglary, theft by taking, and felony possession of a firearm. He is in the Dougherty County Jail.

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