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Atherton: Resident foils burglar with yells, claps

A resident of West Atherton responded to a suspicious noise and apparently foiled a burglary by yelling and clapping her hands after she discovered a man trying to push in the window screen in a spare bedroom at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, police said.

Looking out the window after the man, the resident told the Atherton Police Department that she saw two men, one of whom was standing under a tree and both of whom she described as Hispanic and in their 20s. Both ran to a white truck parked near her driveway on Callado Way.

The resident watched the truck back out to the Alameda de las Pulgas, but did not see in which direction they headed, police said.

The suspect pushing in the screen was short and had an average build, police said.

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Atherton: Resident foils burglar with yells, claps

Uploaded: Mon, May 9, 2011, 4:24 pm

A resident of West Atherton responded to a suspicious noise and apparently foiled a burglary by yelling and clapping her hands after she discovered a man trying to push in the window screen in a spare bedroom at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, police said.

Looking out the window after the man, the resident told the Atherton Police Department that she saw two men, one of whom was standing under a tree and both of whom she described as Hispanic and in their 20s. Both ran to a white truck parked near her driveway on Callado Way.

The resident watched the truck back out to the Alameda de las Pulgas, but did not see in which direction they headed, police said.

The suspect pushing in the screen was short and had an average build, police said.

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Confused
Atherton: other
on May 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm
Confused, Atherton: other
on May 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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I'm a bit confused by this story. Do you mean the woman was clapping for the police officers who came to arrest the burglar? I guess I don't understand the context of the clapping otherwise.


posters
another community
on May 10, 2011 at 7:50 am
posters, another community
on May 10, 2011 at 7:50 am
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She was making noises to get the would-be burglars to depart, which they did.


shocked
Atherton: Lloyden Park
on May 10, 2011 at 10:15 am
shocked, Atherton: Lloyden Park
on May 10, 2011 at 10:15 am
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She did more than the atherton "police" did....they couldn't even catch em...they were busy picking up newpapers and turning off sprinklers. Time to get some real cops in here...outsource to Menlo Aprk or the Sheriff...save millions at the same time.


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