Daily Dose of Great Police Work: AC Unit Pushing Homeowner Proves Worthy Adversary for B&E Suspect in South Boston

 

At about 12:55 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person breaking into a home in the area of B Street in South Boston.  

On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that she was watching television when she heard a noise at her bedroom window. According to the victim, when she walked over to the window to see what was creating or causing the noise, she quickly realized that someone was trying to push in her air conditioner. To confirm her observations, the victim says she placed her hand on the air conditioner and quickly felt it move towards her. At this point, the victim says she pushed the air conditioner back towards the window and, before she knew it, she and the suspect were engaged in a see-saw battle for window access pushing the air conditioner back and forth. After failing to gain entry, the suspect, who was yelling and screaming during the back-and-forth battle, took off on foot. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect over the police radio. In short time, officers were able to locate and stop an individual who matched the description of the suspect. While officers questioned the suspect about his possible involvement in the incident, the victim was brought to the scene in an effort to positively identify the suspect. Upon seeing the individual, the victim stated, “That's definitely him."  

Officers arrested Gui Laroche, 27, of Colorado and charged him with him with Unarmed Breaking and Entering (Nighttime) and Trespassing.