Burglars, Don't Let the Homeowner Disable His Own Alarm System If There's a Panic Button on It

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We have to think that pure laziness played a part in the botched burglary in Humble yesterday morning.

Deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office received a panic-button alarm from a home in the 6400 block of Ackley Drive about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

How did they get that panic alarm? Like we say, we're calling laziness.

HCSO says three men -- Miguel Lara Hermida, 38, Alejandro Salcido, 18, and Carlos Molina, 35 -- kicked in a back door and barged in packing pistols and a shotgun.

"They forced the homeowner to turn off the alarm system," HCSO says. and then: "The homeowner, while disarming the alarm, managed to press the panic code, which alerted the Sheriff's office of the burglary."

You let the dude press the panic code?

Either none of these guys thought it was important to look over the guy's shoulder as he was supposedly disarming the alarm, or they just took a load off on the sofa, turned on SportsCenter and let the homeowner take care of it.

The home invaders got a sudden burst of energy and took as much loot as they could, then took off. Deputies had received a description of their car and, as HCSO says, "A deputy en route to the incident spotted the vehicle."

What else could go wrong? Well, whoever was driving then wrecked the vehicle trying to get away from the deputy who saw them. The attempt to escape on foot didn't last long.

All three are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

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