Suspect Allegedly Caught In Backyard By Neighbor

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Police say they were able to catch a suspect after an eagle-eyed witness spotted him in his neighbor's backyard.

According to police, they received a call just before 7 p.m. Monday from a homeowner on Ridenour Street in Colorado Springs, who reported seeing a man with a crowbar in the backyard of the house behind his. The reporting party told police the man had gotten inside the home.

When officers responded to the 1100 block of Nolte Drive West, where the home in question was located, they say they found suspect hiding in some bushes. The suspect appeared to comply with officer commands before allegedly making a run for it, jumping two 6-foot fences with officers close behind.

Once officers had the suspect in custody, they say he began to act agitated, banging his head repeatedly on a cruiser window. Later at a hospital, where he was taken for medical clearance, police say he continued his uncooperative behavior, disrupting staff and patients with his screaming and yelling.

Police identified the suspect as Victor Rodriguez, 27. They say he never actually broke into a home, just entered the backyard illegally. He was charged with obstructing a peace officer, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for the alleged events Monday. Police say he was already wanted on a domestic violence charge.

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