FRESNO, Calif. - A man
attempting to burglarize a car over the weekend locked himself in
the trunk and was swiftly arrested, police said.
A security guard at an
apartment complex in southeast Fresno followed a trail of blood to a
banging noise coming from the trunk in the early morning hours
to the scene expected to find a victim, but instead discovered the
genius," said Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Louis Hernandez.
Police said he cut
himself on the door of another car he'd broken into, then trickled
blood across the parking lot to the car he eventually locked himself
The man initially told
authorities he had been hit on the head and stuffed in the trunk,
but police found items stolen from another vehicle inside the trunk
with the suspect.
"He popped the
trunk from the inside and crawled back there, ransacking every
inch," Hernandez said. "But then he grabs the trunk to
heave himself out and closes it on top of him. He's got to be the
dumbest criminal of the day."
The man was taken to
University Medical Center to be treated for cuts, then to the Fresno
County Jail to be booked on two counts of theft.
Police did not identify