MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A man has been charged after he broke into a woman’s Orange Mound home while she was in the hospital Monday morning.
Norman Griffin said he called police after seeing a strange car pull into the driveway of the woman’s home in the 2600 block of Barron Avenue
Griffin said when officers arrived, a man was pulling a large refrigerator out the front door. He said he saw two men and two women at the home.
“It was too big to put on their car. I don’t know how they planned to move it to the car,” he said.
When officers arrived, Finus Rodgers, 40, was at the house and was told to sit on the curb. Police said as Rodgers was looking for his identification, he suddenly ran away.
They were able to catch him, but Griffin said the two women got away.
“The other cars arrived and didn’t block the driveway, and the woman backed out and took off,” he said.
Police said the homeowner was in the hospital so her brother arrived at the home and said Rodgers did not have permission to be there or take anything.
Griffin said the homeowner’s relatives also discovered her television and central air conditioning unit were missing.
He said it’s sad some people feel the need to steal from others to get by, and said neighbors on Barron will continue to look out for each other.
“That’s what we do. Everybody is in the over sixty crew over here,” said Griffin. “I’m no hero.”
Rodgers was charged with aggravated burglary and evading arrest foot pursuit.
If you know anything about the burglary, call CrimeStoppers at (901)-528-CASH.