MEMPHIS, Tenn. –A homeowner in Hickory Hill called police Thursday when he saw an arm coming through his front window.
The homeowner in the 4300 block of Melinda was able to give officers a good description of the would-be burglary, and police said within twenty minutes, they had Joshua McClendon, 28, in custody.
It turns out police are familiar with McClendon. They said just weeks ago, he broke into a home on Lucy Avenue in South Memphis.
On November 27, MPD responded to a report of a prowler on Lucy. Officers said while checking the area, they noticed an open front window at a house in the 100 block and saw McClendon in a bedroom going through a box.
Police said the homeowner, who was there at the time, had no idea someone was inside his house.
Officers said they were allowed in and found McClendon hiding in a bathtub.
McClendon is charged with aggravated burglary and attempted burglary. He is scheduled to go before a judge on Friday.