Redding, Calif. (KHSL) -- A would-be burglar and his baggy pants made for a tough getaway, and
the crime was caught on camera at Kent's Meats in Redding, California. The video is
laughable, but the crime is real. Police are hoping that by releasing
the footage, it leads to an arrest.
WATCH: Surveillance video of the burglar's antics
The owner of Kent's Meats and Groceries says windows are proving to be an effective tool in deterring burglars. "We buy this protective glass, it will not break out or fall out," said Kent Pfrimmer.
Security glass recently foiled a burglary attempt at the Airport Road store.
looks back and takes aim, and then he throws the rock off-course. The
rock hits the glass and bounces off," said Pfrimmer explaining the
He knows exactly how the incident played out, thanks to the humorous surveillance video.
started talking about it, you know how comical it was, so I got curious," Pfrimmer explained.
a very large man uh, lurking I guess you would call it," describes store employee Larry Goldin. "He walked back
and forth. After he got his face on camera is when he puts his hood
on. He then comes back with the rock and throws it at the window, tries
to run off, trips over the curb, gets up, falls down again and that
was... at that point, it turned into something that was really bad to
The crook's outfit is laughable enough, but seeing karma in action is what really makes the video a hit.
was funny, it was funny. It was almost worth the amount of money that
you have to pay for the door just for the humor in it," said Goldin.
"I thought that if this is our average criminal, we don't really have too much to worry about at this point," said Pfrimmer.
As funny as it is, this is still a serious crime and police are looking for the suspect.
this is the second such incident that has happened at Kent's this year.
The first person lost an axe when they chucked it through the front
window, then ran off.