Burglary suspect Franklin Mendoza tells police he was caught 'with my hands in the cookie jar'

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Police who rushed to the scene of a burglary in progress Wednesday caught two people wandering around inside the home and arrested them both.

The incident happened at about 7 a.m. in the 800 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found both the front and back doors open, and saw the two burglars. One was wearing a black hoodie with black gloves while the other wore a T-shirt and latex gloves.

Police ordered both people out of the house.

One of the burglars was a juvenile whose name was not released, and police identified the other as Franklin Mendoza, 18.

According to the arrest report, Mendoza told officers that he "messed up" and made a "bad decision," but that his "girlfriend is pregnant" and he "needs money." He also said he "was unable to take anything: and that he "took two steps and the cops were there."

Finally, Mendoza said "I was caught with my hands in the cookie jar."

Police charged Mendoza with burglary.

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