Men with sledgehammers busted at Gus’s Fried Chicken

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A pair of burglars armed with sledgehammers were busted while apparently trying to break into a downtown Memphis restaurant.

Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Gus’s Fried Chicken just after midnight Monday morning.

After they dropped their sledgehammers, the two suspects got into a fenced area with barbed wire and ran from police.

“We just like to walk down the street, get some chicken, get our chicken fix, and so that’s really sad to hear that this is happening,” said Suzanne Vorlicek, who lives nearby.

“It’s surprising that someone tried to break in to Gus’s because Gus’s has been here for years,” Memphis resident Jessica Boyd said.

After a foot chase, both suspects were captured. The suspects were identified as Jerry Jackson and Corderion Harris.

Harris was found after someone nearby called police to say someone was hiding under a vehicle on Vance Avenue.

Both Jackson and Harris are charged with attempted burglary.

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