Neighbor calls police, stops burglary in Fairview Heights

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Il (KMOV.com) -- Police are thanking an alert neighbor for helping them catch a burglar Thursday night.

Officers arrested 49-year old Michael Coburn after he was spotted trying to get into a Fairview Heights apartment.

Police say Coburn was trying to pry open a sliding glass door at the Longacre Ponds Apartments. When officers arrived, they say Coburn resisted so they had to taser him.

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