Fence-jumping burglar caught on camera
A Miami man broke into 13 parked cars at a Hialeah auto repair shop and after 45 minutes, hopped over a fence and rode away on a bicycle.
It was all caught on surveillance camera Tuesday night.
In the video, Alejandro Gonzalez, 36, was shown climbing over the front gate of the D’Professional Collision Center auto shop at 1645 W. 39th Pl. at around 11:30 p.m. He entered about 13 unlocked cars, rummaged through each one and took a random assortment of items before he left, according to Hialeah police.
The next day, business owner Nivio Diaz called police. He said he was alerted by his alarm company that someone had broken in the night before, and he looked through surveillance footage to see if it was true.
The footage showed a man with a backpack arrive on bicycle, scale the fence, and enter the cars. Police identified the man as Gonzalez, who told them that he “smoked synthetic marijuana” and “did not remember what he did that night,” according to a police report. He told police that all he remembers is waking up next to a truck at a gas station.
When Gonzalez was shown the video, he said he didn’t remember what happened, but can’t deny that it was him.
He was charged with burglary and taken to jail early Thursday morning.