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.