Monday, May 30, 2016

One-armed man arrested after attempting to burgle Crossfit coach and boxing champion

A man with one arm was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly tried to burgle the home of a woman who is a Crossfit coach and boxing champion.

The victim awoke to find Albert Thompson, 28, in her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Thompson tried to steal $80, but the woman was able to keep him at the scene until deputies arrived, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

“This guy picked the wrong house,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Thankfully, the homeowner was quite capable of protecting herself and we were able to arrive quickly and put Thompson in custody.”

The Sheriff’s Office said Thompson gave deputies a false name, but he was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, misdemeanor petit theft and obstruction by a disguised person.

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