Long Island burglary suspect tried pitchfork, police say

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

August 18, 2013 6:41:50 AM PDT
Police say a man tried to break into a Long Island home with an unusual burglars' tool - a pitchfork.

The 39-year-old man was awaiting arraignment Sunday in a Nassau County court.

Police say he tried to use the farm implement to break down the door of a house on Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt on Saturday.

A 58-year-old woman was home and called police. She and the man know each other.

Police say they found him nearby, riding a bicycle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day.

He has been arrested on attempted burglary and other charges. He's awaiting arraignment.