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Burglar in attic trapped by Beaumont police
A man is behind bars after police say they caught him in the act trying to take copper tubing from an air conditioning unit.
Police in Beaumont were called to a home in the 3800 block of Lynwood when the homeowner's son thought he heard someone in the attic of the house.
He went outside to call police.
When police arrived, they saw copper tubing being pulled from an AC unit into the attic.
Police say they told 42-year-old James Carter to exit the attic a number of times before they told him they were sending in a K-9.
Carter left the attic and was taken into custody.
He was booked at the Jefferson County Jail for burglary of a habitation.